Mr. David Berry

Phone: (469) 272-2000 Ext. 7243

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts in Communications Master of Arts in Journalism Journalism 7-12 Cert.

Mr. David Berry

Hello Longhorn nation!

My name is David Berry and I am honored to be the new journalism and yearbook teacher at Cedar Hill High School. This is not only my first year at Cedar Hill, but also my first year as a full-time teacher. Prior to this, I spent almost two years working as a sports reporter at the American Press newspaper in Lake Charles, Louisiana. I also have some experience living in Texas, having lived in Beaumont from 2012-15 when I worked for the Beaumont Enterprise newspaper, also as a sports reporter. I do have experience working in education, having been a substitute teacher in South Florida for the Miami-Dade and Broward County Public School systems. I also worked as an assistant football coach from 2015-18 (one year at DuSable High School in Chicago, IL and three at Barbara Goleman Senior High School in Miami Lakes, Florida). I earned my bachelor's degree from Jacksonville University in Jacksonville, Florida in 2010 before moving to Chicago for the first time to earn my master's degree from DePaul University in 2012.

I really am looking forward to this school year and getting to know all of the students that I come in contact with. I have high goals and expectations for my journalism and yearbook classes. As far as the yearbook is concerned, I want it to be the best one that Cedar Hill High School has ever seen, which will hopefully result in everyone buying a copy. When it comes to my journalism classes, I want parents and students alike to know that I am very passionate about the craft of journalism. I have devoted years of my life to the business and now I want to give back to the younger generations. My hope is to inspire more potential journalists, but at the very least, I want to instill qualities that the students can take with them for the rest of their lives such as better writing skills, the ability to ask questions and build relationships, and confidence from having their published work seen.

The best way to contact is me via my email address, but you can also follow me on Twitter at @BerrytheLede. My office number is also available, and if you need to call me, the best time to do so is my planning period from 10:50-11:35 a.m.