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    Hello! My name is David Alexander and I am one of the special education teachers at Candlebrook Elementary. This is my third year here at Upper Merion, and I am honored to be a part of your child’s life. Prior to teaching at Candlebrook Elementary, I taught for the Abington Area School District and The School District of Philadelphia. My certification is in Elementary Education (PreK-4), with the 5th&6th grade certification add-on as well as Special Education grades PreK-8. I received my Bachelor’s Degree (Cum Laude) in Early Childhood Education at Temple University. Before teaching, I served in the United States Marine Corps.

    Whilst you might find me in room 153 located next to the main entrance on the way to the library (I’ve always wanted to use “whilst” in a sentence.. sounds fancy!), I have also been known to poke my head into other rooms throughout the day to spread the word about my world class, 5 time Super Bowl Champion Dallas Cowboys.

    In addition to myself, I am fortunate enough to have three instructional assistants; Ms. April and Mrs. Griffith, and Ms. B, who keep me in line help ensure that your child’s needs are being met academically and emotionally.

    Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions! I promise, I shower daily and haven’t bitten anyone in many, many minutes. Due to my nomadic tendencies, I can typically be reached by calling the main office line at 610-205-3700 or via email at DAlexander@umasd.org. My preferred means of communication is through carrier pigeon* I look forward to making memories with your child and helping to guide them along their journey of understanding the world around them!

    *Please note for sanitation reasons, pigeons must be house trained. This was a hard-learned lesson and one that I refuse to compromise on.