Mr. David Engel

Theater Department Head,
Fayetteville-Manlius School District

Contact Details

Fayetteville-Manlius School District


After acting in New York City for several years, I began a career in educational theater. I have taught students from pre-K to 5th in the South Bronx and Staten Island, and currently teach at an amazing high school in Upstate New York. The ability to pass along my own educational and professional experiences has been far more rewarding than anything I have ever experienced on a stage.

I specialize in mime, improvisation and comedy writing, and I have successfully adapted numerous plays for both primary and secondary audiences, including The Servant of Two Masters, Alice in Wonderland, and Where the Wild Things Are.

I would love to hear from anyone who has questions or offerings.


Hunter College
New York City, New York, United States
M.S. in Childhood Education
2006 To 2008

The Gregg Goldston School of Mime
New York City, New York, United States
2003 To 2004

The American Musical and Dramatic Academy
New York City, New York, United States
Conservatory Certificate of Completion, 2001
1999 To 2001

The Second City
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Improvisation Training
1997 To 1999

North Central College
Naperville, Illinois, United States
B.A. in theater, B.A. in English
1994 To 1998

Job History

Fayetteville-Manlius High School
Theater and English Teacher
Manlius, NY, United States
September 2012 - present

NYC Dept. of Education
Theater Teacher
New York City, NY, United States
August 2009 - June 2012