I came into teaching a little differently than many people, and hopefully that will add some interest for students along the way. I graduated with a BS in physics from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and got a MS in electrical engineering from the U of MN. I worked as an engineer designing high speed fiber optic communications equipment in Rochester for six years but then decided a change was due. I'd considered teaching before, and I've found my new career both rewarding and fun.

I live in Rochester with my wife, daughter, and three cats. In my spare time, I enjoy gardening, wood working, reading, biking, hiking, and video games.

My teaching philosophy is that kids learn best by direct experience and are most engaged with a subject when they're having fun with it. Physical Science, Physics, and Principles of Engineering are full of hands-on activities that (hopefully) spark curiosity and interest in the science behind the labs.

Classroom phone: 507-533-1624

Schedule:
Hr 1 7:50-8:38 Physical Science
Hr 2 8:42-9:30 Prep time
Hr 3 9:38-10:26 Physics
Hr 4 10:30-11:18 Principles of Engineering
Hr 5 11:20-12:22 Lunch/GPS
Hr 6 12:26-1:13 Supervision
Hr 7 1:17-2:04 Physics
Hr 8 2:08-2:55 Physical Science

The best time to call is before or after school hours or during my prep time.

Last updated 9/26/17

Contact: david.sklenicka@ssdtigers.org