David Shepherd

Phone: 219-850-4448 ext. 7204


Degrees and Certifications:

Teacher Certification, Purdue University Calumet

David Shepherd

Neighbors' Educational Opportunities:
NEO Adult Education Teacher
Subjects: High School Equivalency/ H.S.E. (formerly G.E.D.) Teacher, E.S.L., and High School Math Teacher
"I have no children, and in my free time, I would like to be able to say that I run marathons and dance a mean salsa, samba, and mambo, but for now, I can honestly say that I enjoy walking, bowling, and reading."
- David Sepherd
Mr. Shepherd graduated from Hobart High School and then earned a bachelor's degree in agronomy (plant and soil sciences) from Purdue University in West Lafayette. Six years later, he returned to school to attend Purdue University Calumet in Hammond part-time. By 1997 he had graduated with a teaching certificate when Portage Adult Education (later to become NEO) came calling. He has worked in all facets of the adult education and high school programs since then. 
 Favorite Quote: 
"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." - Yeats
Why I teach: 
It's the most rewarding career I could have chosen. It fulfills the need to feel connected to people while helping them achieve their goals. 
A Memorable School Experience: 
Competing in the bicentennial spelling bee in junior high school!