GouldSPOTLIGHT: Dave Bean

March 13, 2018

Name: Dave Bean

High School: Jamesville-Dewitt

College/Grad School: University of Vermont/University of Utah

What are your roles at Gould? English Teacher and Skateboard Program Director

At Exposure Skate 2017 with Alec Beck, Januz Brodka, and Amelia Brodka ’08.

Proudest Achievement: I’m the father of Zoe ’17, Lilo ’19, and Utah ’21 and the husband of Brooke Libby.

Last book I read: The Autobiography of Gucci Mane

You never can tell what Mr. Bean will be spinning, but you know it’ll be vinyl.

My soundtrack is: Everything, surprising stuff from all genres and times.

Movie I would recommend: I don’t make recommendations. Think for yourself.

Favorite food: All things vegan and everything my wife cooks

Mr. Bean at the board while Coltrane looks on.

One word that describes me:

Best advice I ever received: Listen

Why Gould?
The forests, mountains, and rivers of Western Maine are a sacred place. Our classroom is as big as all that.

What’s the last thing you crossed off your bucket list?
Buddhism asks that you live in this moment.

One on one instruction at the Harkness table.

What are your interests/hobbies?
Writing, reading, hiking, skiing, biking, skateboarding, traveling, building, and helping others, most particularly directing the Bethel Food Pantry

What animal do you most identify with?
Mountain Lions run up to fifty miles a night and are shy.

Sharp dressed men, ready for assembly.


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