David Weeks, FFC Advisory Committee

David Weeks holds a B.A. in Social Relations from Harvard College, an M.Ed. in Language Development and an M.A.in Guidance & Counseling from Loyola College in Baltimore. He has pursued postgraduate study in Waldorf Education from Mercy College of Detroit and in Social Development from Emerson College in Sussex, UK. Mr. Weeks has also participated in independent study to support a doctoral program in contemplative education, curriculum design, and executive functioning from Union College, Cincinnati, OH.

David Weeks has thirty-four years’ experience in elementary, middle, high school and adult education. Presently he is in the middle of his 26th year of working at the Glenelg Country School in Howard County, Maryland. In 2000, he took a sabbatical leave from his teaching to travel the Silk Road from Beijing to Istanbul. He enjoys learning about different cultures and has traveled extensively in the Himalayan and Southeast regions of Asia.

After the 2004 tsunami, Mr. Weeks and Glenelg Country School supported the Ban Nam Khem community in Thailand for three years. David Weeks specializes in Eastern Studies as a teacher with courses in Islamic Culture, Asian Studies and Modern China. He also has pursued his passions for service and community building by directing the Community Service and Civic Leadership Programs at the Glenelg Country School.

Additionally he founded and has directed the Maryland Youth Partners in Change, a three year middle school leadership and service-learning program since 2003. His service to his students and the community has recently been recognized with his having received the 2009 Howard County Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Commission Award.

David Weeks has three sons in his twenty four year marriage to his French Canadian wife, Marie. His personal interests include community service-learning, community building, playing the alto saxophone, ice hockey, gardening, and travel.

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