Hi, my name is Dave Potts and I started teaching at Northern in September of 1981. I graduated from Trenton State College with a Bachelor’s of Science in Industrial Arts. I teach the Graphic Design courses we off here at Northern, as well as a senior honors elective that we offer called Technology Capstone. In the past I’ve taught our woodworking offerings and in the early days, also helped to initiate some of our earliest computer applications courses in the Middle School. I also advise a Graphic Design Club and a Photography club that meet each week after school hours in the high school. It has been a long and great journey. When I started teaching at Northern Burlington we used tiny pieces of lead foundry type to create printing on a page. Today, we use a computer to fire photons with a laser to do the same. The transitions between these technology mileposts dances a fine line between Evolution and Revolution.
Outside of school I keep busy with a nice-sized garden and also split my free time between woodworking, woodturning, metal fabrication, and blacksmithing hobbies. Outside organizations include membership in both the DelVal Turners and Bucks County Woodturners clubs, including a role as a officer in the former. These activities and organizations have greatly expanded my own boundaries and have helped to extend my circle of acquaintances across the globe. In both school and at home, I feel it is vital for a guy or gal to immerse themselves in some type of craft, and then apply some form of science, some aspect of culture, and some threads of technology to make that craft bloom. As a teacher, I hope to help every one of my students do the same.
The best way to reach me is via email; firstname.lastname@example.org