Teach For America– St. Louis is pleased to name Dave Bosch (STL ’10) as our second annual TFA- St. Louis HuSTLe Award for Respect and Humility. Dave was nominated by Sarah Ranney (STL ’06). In her nomination, Sarah shared the many ways in which Dave embodies Respect and Humility: “Dave was a 2010 CM in St. Louis. He taught for 2 years at Walbridge Elementary, looping with his 4th graders after year 1. He left the classroom after his 2 year commitment to start his own non-profit- DIGit! (Developing the Inner Girl) A program committed to helping upper elementary girls learn positive body image, exemplify healthy living, and learn the skills needed to be a competitive volleyball program.
Now Dave is in his first year back in the classroom as a TA. Dave’s role is to support the entire teaching staff at Lafayette Prep. He works with our kids in Kindergarten-3rd grade, partnering with all 6 homeroom teachers to provide differentiated instruction to learners.
Recently Dave asked to take on a special Friday gifted program. The idea being to pull students from different grades to work collaboratively on a cross-content project. He enthusiastically took on the added planning and collaboration needed to effectively execute this project.
Dave has a deep belief in our school, in our students, their families, and our staff. He has a go-get-em attitude and is always willing to lend a hand. He is constructive in his problem-solving and humble whenever appreciated. Many people in the school have commented that without Dave life would be a lot more difficult.”
Dave is a TA at Lafayette Preparatory Academy. Congrats Bosch, and keep up the great work!
Nominations will be accepted for our November HuSTLe Award for Diversity beginning November 10.