Dave Schmitt

Associate Early Childhood Credential from the Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies in Silver Spring, Maryland

Elementary 1 Montessori Training from Seacoast Center Montessori Teacher Education Program in New Hampshire

Journeyman Carpenter Apprenticeship Program with Washington (DC) Area Carpenters Union

Dave Schmitt is the Director of Facilities at Greenspring Montessori School.

Prior to joining our team in 2018, Dave worked as a carpenter for ten years before becoming a Montessori guide. He worked in Primary and Elementary classrooms for 17, then transitioned to being a Montessori Outdoor Learning Specialist. During his many years working at Montessori schools, he maintained, repaired, and built classroom materials and furniture, while also serving as an all-around facilities handyman. He taught carpentry to elementary and adolescent students and also worked with the adolescent Erdkinder program.

We are excited to have Dave’s wealth of knowledge – both in the field of Montessori and carpentry!

In his free time, Dave enjoys playing the cello, bass, and violin. He likes to spend time outdoors fishing and paddling, foraging for wild edible foods, gardening, playing Frisbee, photography, and laughing with his children.