| 800 Soule Blvd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Bill Harris, Principal
Dave Corsa's Class
Welcome to our class web pages for the 2012-2013 school year!
I have been teaching at John Allen Elementary School since the fall of 1995, where I taught grades 5, 4, 3, 2, and Computer Lab. My teaching career began at Slauson Middle School in December of 1994, where I taught 6th grade math, social studies, and advisory. I have lived in Ann Arbor since 1965 when I moved here from Lafayette, California. My degrees are from Ann Arbor High School (now Pioneer), the University of Michigan, and Marygrove College.
My wife, Ann, and I live in the Eberwhite neighborhood. Other than teaching, I enjoy bicycling, vegetable gardening, yoga, photography, and travel.
When I was 12 years of age my family moved to Karachi, Pakistan where my father worked for the Ford Foundation for 1.5 years. I have been hooked on world travel ever since.
In the year 2000 I escorted a small group of middle school students from Chelsea, Michigan to Shimizu, Japan for an educational and cultural exchange. Since then, I have returned to Japan 4 more times. Three of the trips were educator programs sponsored by the Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund. The fourth was in 2007, when I was a project director for the Ann Arbor-Hikone Exchange Program for middle school students in the Ann Arbor Public Schools.
My latest travel adventure took place in 2010 when my daughter, Becci, and I flew to Australia to observe koalas!
I look forward to a fun year with lots of great learning. Please feel free to contact me at any time. E-mail works best, as I check it frequently throughout the day and into the evening. Getting in touch by telephone or paper note is fine as well.
school phone 994-1934