Name:  David Vawter
Title: Teaching Fellows Programming Coordinator, Associate Professor - Middle Level, Social Studies
Education:  Ph.D., University of Virginia; M.Ed., University of North Carolina-Charlotte; B.S., Oregon State University
Office:  312 Withers/W.T.S. Building
Phone:  803/323-2505


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Faculty & Staff Profiles

Dr. David H. Vawter has been in a classroom for over 30 years in secondary schools, including one internship in administration and 17 seasons as a head coach. He then coached for six more years at Springfield Middle School. His enthusiasm for classroom teaching, teacher preparation, and helping experienced teachers improve has never declined. He has done over 850 presentations and training sessions in over 47 states and provinces. He has published works on Block Scheduling, Differentiation, ESL, and Brain compatible instruction. He trains experienced teachers and teacher candidates to work with students of poverty. He has served as a Winthrop Faculty in Residence for two years where he spent one day a week in Sullivan Middle School. For fun, he teaches both tennis and dance and would love to spend more time working on his golf game. He teaches and is a member of the drama team at his church. He is married to a nationally recognized middle school science teacher. While his son is an environmental engineer, his daughter has followed the family tradition and is a teacher. Spending time with his family and their dog, a corgi-golden mix, is his favorite thing to do. But all this pales in comparison to spending time with his young grandson.