David is a former public school teacher and administrator. Currently he is an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Foundations at Brigham Young University. He is the director of the BYU School Leadership Program that prepares educators as school and district-level leaders. His research focuses on trust, distributed leadership, deeper learning, leader preparation, leader development, and wellbeing in schools. In his free time he loves to hike, camp, fish, run, swim, and hang out with his wife Sherrie and their five kids.