David Rivas teaches seventh and eighth grade science and eighth grade Algebra I teacher. Previously Mr. Rivas began substitute teaching at Pardes in 2012. Mr. Rivas graduated from the University of Arizona with degrees in Molecular and Cellular Biology as well as a degree in History. After spending some time in industry upon graduation he became the Youth, Family, and Camp Director at the East Valley Jewish Community Center (EVJCC) where he recognized his passion for education. For the past six years he has enjoyed teaching both in Arizona and in Israel at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Outside of school he enjoys live music, the occasional triathlon, and going to Home Depot.