David and wife, Avery McGlenn, are beginning their fifth year at FVS, and they live in Sage West with their daughter, Amélie, and chocolate lab, Duke. David teaches three sections of English II: British Literature and two senior electives, The Natural World and Short Fiction. During his five years at FVS, he has also taught American Literature and ESL III. Outside of the classroom, he is the head coach of the mountain bike team and is an assistant coach for the boys lacrosse team. He has led a variety of outdoors Interim trips and is a part of the Western Immersion Program (WIP).
Prior to FVS, David was an English instructor and academic technology integrator at Wyoming Seminary for five years. In addition, David coached ice hockey and boys lacrosse, and ran a boys dormitory. Before working at Wyoming Seminary, he was an English faculty intern and coach at Culver Academies, of which he is a graduate. After graduating from Culver, David attended Hamilton College (Clinton, N.Y.) where he studied English Literature and played NCAA Division III ice hockey.
Jed joined the FVS community in 2014 after teaching middle school history and geography at the McClelland School in Pueblo, Colo.,, where he also served as the middle school division head. Prior to teaching history, Jed taught English as a Foreign Language near Barcelona, Spain.
Originally drawn to Colorado for its spectacular mountains and bluebird skies, Jed spent a decade teaching skiing at Copper Mountain and guiding whitewater on the Arkansas River in Buena Vista and Cañon City. Always looking for adventure, Jed has traveled extensively, including solo skiing trips to South America, New Zealand and the Alps.
Jed lives in downtown Colorado Springs with his wife, where he enjoys puttering in the yard and staying fit with mountain biking, skiing, hiking and trail running.
The mountain biking season may be short with only four events, but head coach Dave Racine’s team made them count. The Danes placed among the top 10 teams at every event, including a sixth-place finish at the Colorado State Mountain Biking Championships.
Nic Jenkins ’17 narrowly missed a state championship, placing second in the varsity boys division. Abby Gustke '16 and Kendall Weiskopf '18 finished in the top 20 of their respective divisions while William Eustace ’17 and Jack McCurdy ’16 saved their best performances for the biggest stage, placing 56th and 57th, respectively, in the JV boys category that consisted of 140 riders.