Dave McKae

Master of Arts in Teaching

Dave McKae


Middle School Education, High School Education


Advanced Mathematics, Basic Mathematics, Multiple Subjects

Endorsements (pending)


Teaching Strengths

  • Implementing consistent classroom and school policies using clear strategies and objectives to ensure students achieve personal goals
  • Creating a fun educational environment
  • Reaching out to students of all cognitive abilities, backgrounds, and ethnicities and providing the necessary accommodations
  • Reading and implementing goals of IEP’s
  • Utilizing technology to enhance learning
  • Implementing inquiry-based instruction using organizational and interpersonal communication skills
  • Focused on continuous improvement


  • University of California, Davis, BA 2005 (economics)
  • Outstanding Senior Award Recipient and California Aggie Student-Athlete of the Quarter 2005
  • Outstanding Student Leadership Development Certificate, 2004
  • Willamette University, MAT

Teacher Research Topic

My project focuses on the efficacy of collaborative learning methods in a classroom of all struggling math learners. My goal is to learn how to better motivate struggling math learners and to increase their productivity, learning, and self-efficacy.


Student Teaching

  • Mountain View High School, Bend, Oregon, 2012.

Practicum Teaching

  • Cascade Middle School, Bend, Oregon, 8th grade mathematics, fall 2011

Other Classroom / Youth Experience:

  • Head varsity baseball coach, Mountain View High School, Bend, Oregon, 2010-present (2011 Intermountain Conference Coach of the Year)
  • Mathematics tutor, fall 2011 to present
  • Private baseball instructor/baseball camp director, 2006-present, over 2,000 players instructed.
  • Professional minor league baseball player, San Francisco Giants, Boston Red Sox, 2005-2009
  • Substitute teacher, Oakland Unified School District, California, 2010, all levels (pre K-12)
  • Inclusion special education assistant, 2010-11, Mountain View High School
  • Recruited prospective athletes to UC Davis, 2004-05


Student Teaching Supervisor

Practicum Supervisor

  • Laurie Kever, Cascade Middle School, Bend, Oregon

University Supervisor