With most of his family being teachers, including his mother, sister and two brothers, teaching is in David Jansen’s genes. Upon completing his graduate studies in Early Childhood Education and Psychology at Queens College in 2006, he started teaching at PS8 one week later. David taught gym for a year before joining the third-grade ICT teaching team.
Always smiling and joking, David lets his inner child run free. He is a Star Wars fan and a passionate video gamer, which helps him bond with his students. But David is also passionate about the curriculum — especially writing.
When asked what he likes about PS8, he says, “What do I like about PS8?! Better ask me what I do not like about PS8! The staff is so supportive, not competitive at all, and after school we even go out together. We are more friends than co-workers.”