David Bencivenga is a devoted, passionate, social justice driven and equity-focused educator.  David comes to Ryan Banks Academy with over 12 years of experience in the city of Chicago as a classroom teacher, diverse learners teacher, International Baccalaureate teacher and mentor teacher. David has a passion for meeting the needs of the whole child and has extensive experience implementing socio-emotional learning and trauma informed education in high pressure, high needs and historically disenfranchised areas of Chicago. David is also a strong advocate for science education and has served as lead STEM Fair Coordinator for over 5 years.

David was a member of the esteemed MSI Ecosystem 2019/2020 Cohort, Golden Apple’s 2014 professional development and inquiry science institute class and currently in the second year of the University of Illinois – Champaign Urbana – Education, Policy, Organization and Leadership Master’s Program.