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Dr. David Buncher

Dr. David Buncher (FL '03)

Teacher/Department Chair

Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School
Miami, FL

Subject(s) taught: Chemistry, Physics, Biology/Life Science
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

At the time of the Award, Dr. David Buncher was:

Teacher/Department Chair
Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School
Miami, FL

Subject(s) taught: Chemistry, Physics
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12


Biographical Information

At Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School in Miami, science teacher David L. Buncher motivates students through hands-on activities, in-depth questioning and class material related to current events. Throughout the year Dr. Buncher's students work on "digital portfolio assessments," electronically recording their daily activities, which they incorporate into PowerPoint presentations at the end of the year. Students with the most innovative presentations receive prizes. In addition to traditional science labs, Dr. Buncher's students perform original science research, which has led to many local, national and international awards. His students consistently score in the top five percent in state tests and College Board exams in chemistry and physics. A National Board Certified teacher, Dr. Buncher trains colleagues on incorporating technology into instruction and assessment, and launched a program in which students help senior citizens with computer literacy.



Additional Information

Degrees/Certifications

1979 University of Pittsburgh, B.S.


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