Maria K. David

Master of Arts in Teaching

Maria K. David


Middle School Education, High School Education


Multiple Subjects, Social Studies

Endorsements (pending)

Basic Mathematics

Fall 2011 Work Sample

Teaching Strengths

  • Integrating literacy especially in math and social studies classrooms
  • Differentiating Instruction
  • Valuing and teaching multi-cultural education
  • Building positive relationships within the classroom
  • Use of technology in the class
  • Work well in a team and cooperative environment


  • Portland State University, BA 2010 (political science, minor in sociology)
  • Willamette University, MAT

Teacher Research Topic

How will free-writing at the beginning of the class period promote literacy in the social studies classroom?


Student Teaching

  • Douglas McKay High School, Salem, Oregon, 10th grade, 20th century studies II

Practicum Teaching

  • Parrish Middle School, Salem, Oregon, 6th grade, math I

Other Classroom / Youth Experience:

  • Tutor, math and reading, A+ Advantage Point Learning
  • Instructor, high school religious education, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church
  • Volunteer, Aloha Youth Soccer Club youth camps


Student Teaching Supervisor

  • Greg LaFountaine, Douglas McKay High School, Salem, Oregon

Practicum Supervisor

University Supervisor