About David Ashkenaz
Mr. David Ashkenaz
Science Teacher, David E. Ashkenaz, MS, MA.Ed
Mr. Ashkenaz has been the Science Teacher at Innovations High School for the past 5 years and previously taught in Chicago Public Schools for five years. Current courses taught include Biology, Chemistry and Forensic Science. He leads the Forensic Club, which is involved in applying scientific techniques to solving crime where members of the club participate in hands on, "real-life" crime scenarios based on actual crimes or model crimes. Mr. Ashkenaz holds a Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences from Indiana University and a Master's degree in Biology from Northeastern Illinois University. He received an MA degree in Educational Leadership in August 2010, also from Northeastern Illinois University. Mr. Ashkenaz has published multiple articles in scientific journals and has given presentations at national scientific meetings. He has been a research associate at Argonne National Laboratories studying applications in nanotechnology, and previously was a researcher (in the National Science Foundation funded Research Experience for Teachers Program) studying nanoscience at Northwestern University. His philosophy in teaching is one of hands-on engagement and bringing the latest technologies to the classroom.
"You can lead a horse to water, but a pencil must be lead" -Stan Laurel, of Lorel & Hardy fame.