David Rowan » Staff Profile

Staff Profile

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
—William Butler Yeats.
My philosophy of education has three pillars; build relationships, be equitable and believe that all students can be successful. I believe education is a sacred trust, and am committed to teaching academic, social and emotional skills in a way that helps my students navigate middle school and prepare for whatever lies ahead.
Before joining Westgate in 2010, I worked in the restaurant business for 17 years. While rewarding, two life events led me to reevaluate my life and it was then I decided to change careers and began working in education. Looking back, this was one of the best decisions of my life. In 1992, I earned my B.A. in Psychology from Central College and completed my Teacher Certification Program from the University of Colorado at Denver in 2009. 
In my free time, I love spending time with my wife, Erin and daughter, Harper. I also love to travel, ride my bike, snowboard, play guitar and attend live music concerts.