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David Riddick, who teaches AP US History at the Miller School of Albemarle, is one of those rare individuals who is an actual Charlottesville native. His passion and interest in US History is fueled by his deep family roots in Virginia. In fact, Dave’s ancestor, Clifton G. Burton, served with the 10th Virginia Cavalry of Wise’s Legion during the Civil War.
Dave previously taught 33 years within the Albemarle County Public School System. He taught every level of US History, including AP, and was a founding member of the AHS American Studies teams tasked with creating and implementing the new, and highly emulated, program.
Dave received the Brenton S. Halsey Teaching Excellence Award in 1997 from the Virginia Historical Society. In 2008, he taught both the AP Micro and AP Macro Economics classes where all his students earned a 5 on the exams. Dave travels to Tampa, Florida in June to grade AP US History exams from all over the world for the College Board.
Dave graduated from Hampden Sydney where he earned the distinction of being named captain of the lacrosse team during his Junior and Senior seasons. He has coached national, state and regional award-winning high school football and lacrosse teams. Recently, Dave was selected as a member of the Central Virginia Chapter of US Lacrosse Hall of Fame.
For recreation, Dave enjoys golf, motorcycling, croquet, and walking the beaches of the OBX. He lives in Crozet, Virginia with his wife Pat. Both of his daughters played lacrosse goalie. Lauren played at Johns Hopkins University, and Catharine played at VA Tech.