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Dave Chandler


On staff at Aldo Leopold Charter School as Director of Community Outreach Dave Chandler is currently the Director of Community Outreach and Development for Aldo Leopold Charter School in Silver City NM. Previously he held the position of Assistant Director for Youth Services at the Volunteer Center of Southern Arizona/Youth Now Collaboration in Tucson, Arizona. Mr. Chandler has 38 years of program and community development experience, working in a variety of faith-based organizations, public schools districts, and nonprofit groups. Mr. Chandler specializes in the areas of positive youth development, leadership development, program design, and volunteer management. He served as Director of Education with Tucson Interfaith HIV/AIDS Network (TIHAN), the second largest AIDS Service Organization in Southern Arizona. Prior to his current work, Mr. Chandler owned a consulting business specializing in children, youth and family programming. He was director of Children, Youth and Family programs at St. Francis United Methodist Church, a Business Community Specialist at the Tucson Unified School District, and Executive Director of the Downtown Arts and Business Alliance in Tucson. The Metropolitan Education Commission awarded Mr. Chandler the Crystal Apple Award for Excellence in Education for his work with alternative education programs while at Tucson Unified School District. Mr. Chandler studied at Northern Arizona University. He represented North America on the Global Health Council's AIDS Candlelight Advisory Board. In that role he has traveled to Africa and India helping develop global HIV/AIDS advocacy initiatives. Dave lives in Silver City New Mexico in the off grid house he and his wife Shannon built.


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