David is joined by his wife, Maria Ramilo, who teaches grade 3. The couple arrived in Tashkent in mid-July with their three daughters, Maguiña, grade 10, Caroline, grade 8, and Ana Sofia, grade 5.
Originally from California, David holds a Bachelor's degree in computer engineering, a Master's of Education Degree in International Development Education from Howard University in Washington, D.C., and a Master's degree is in Educational Leadership.
Before joining the TIS community, David was director at Lucaya International School in the Bahamas. Overall, he brings with him two decades of international education experience, including various teaching positions and administrative roles. David considers his most rewarding experience as an educator thus far to be the four-plus years he spent as director at the American International School of Bamako, Mali.
This is David's first position at a school in Central Asia.
Before becoming an educator, he was a volunteer with the U.S. Peace Corps in Burkina Faso, West Africa. He also helped spearhead the co-founding of Saudi Arabia's first Habitat for Humanity chapter while working as the professional development coordinator and technology coordinator at the Dhahran High School in Saudi Arabia.
Tashkent International School is located at 38 Sarikulskya next to the Tashkent International Medical Clinic. An International Baccalaureate World School, TIS is a not-for-profit, independent, co-educational day school with 500 students from 44 countries in preschool through grade 12.