David Simancek has been in education for over 16 years and is currently the Principal at Swartz Creek Academy. After teaching mathematics in Detroit, Genesee, and Swartz Creek, he became the Assistant Principal of Swartz Creek High School where he focused on creating a positive, supportive and safe environment for his all his students. For the past three years, he has continued to do the same for all of his Academy students.
Dave is the founder of The Power of 100.
Bullying affects so many of the students in our schools and the Power of 100 is Swartz Creek’s answer to creating a safer and more positive school culture. Dave's talk focuses on how the group was created and what best practices he and his students have initiated to affect the positive change necessary to reduce the amount of bullying occurring at the school along with increasing the amount of support students give each other when bullying does occur.