David S. Chan

David Chan is a teacher, trainer, and tutor. His first teaching job (not counting summers and evenings spent in the Northwestern chemistry labs as a TA) was at Roycemore School, a small private school in Evanston, IL. There he taught math, science, community service, coached basketball, and even organized an improv troupe.

After five wonderful years and a dedication in the school's yearbook, David crossed over to the public side of education and exclusively taught Chemistry (his major) at Evanston Township High School (ETHS). Following another five years of great students, sponsoring a Green Team, and coaching girls' basketball, it was time for a change. 

That change came within the building and led Mr. Chan to a position as a Technology Integration Specialist. In this job, he had the privilege of working with teachers and students throughout the entire school. Mr. Chan focused on integrating technology into classroom instruction through recommended resources, one-on-one training, tutorial videos, written articles, and many other methods.

In July 2014, Mr. Chan became the Director of Instructional Technology at ETHS. In his first year, he led the District's 1:1 Digital Learning Initiative where over 800 Chromebooks were deployed to all incoming Freshmen. He helped create a student tech support center (ChromeZone) and a new course offering (Information Technology Internship). He also oversees the libraries and media centers at ETHS.

David is an online instructor with Northwestern University's Gifted Learning Links program, a technology consultant based in Chicago, a Google for Education Certified Innvoator and Certified Trainer, a tutor of math, science, and test prep, a writer, editor, father, and often painfully, a lifelong Cubs fan. He is available for speaking, presenting, and training opportunities.

In 2020, David was named one of "30 K–12 IT Influencers Worth a Follow in 2020" by EdTech Magazine.