David Quincy

David Quincy

English Teacher

Elkhorn Public Schools

Elkhorn, NE USA

Find enjoyment in the small things.


My road in life took a while to figure out.
Graduating college
Becoming a substitute teacher
Taking time away from education
Meeting my wife
Reevaluating my desire to teach again


English Teacher

I create lessons for students to help them understand concepts in literature and to become better writers.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Teaching / Mentoring

Day to Day

A typical day includes greeting students, providing work for them so that they can be successful and learn. Some days I need to work with certain students a little more to support them. I also attend meetings to discuss goals and planning. From time to time I reach out to parents to share good news about their child or to discuss ways to help their child grow.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

The steps to becoming a teacher are pretty linear. You have to take classes, student teach, and find a job. It might be a good idea to start as a TA or spend time volunteering with kids to see if it is a right fit.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:



The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"You shouldn’t be a teacher because the kids don’t respect you and you won’t make any money."