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David Errico

My name is David Errico and I am a 7th Grade Civics teacher at the Young Men’s Leadership Academy at Eugene J Butler Middle School. I have been teaching in Jacksonville for the past 4 years. I attended Ohio University for my undergraduate degree in secondary education. Upon completion I was accepted into the teaching program, Teach for America. Their goal is to place highly qualified leaders in the most high need schools in America to help close the achievement gap in education. I have been working at the same school I was placed in since 2012, and love teaching my students more than anything. In my third year teaching I won the Teacher of the Year Award, which was one of the proudest moments in my life. This past summer I decided to attend the University of North Florida to earn a Masters in Educational Leadership, with the hopes to one day become a Principal, and then become a Professor at the collegiate level.

Besides lesson planning and grading homework I love to work out. I started doing Crossfit with my brother Mario in 2014 at Crossfit Total Control West, and it has completely transformed my life. I always struggled with self-image. I made the difficult decision to commit to an intense workout programing like Crossfit, but it was time to make the tougher decision to gain back my confidence, and correct my under-bite. Growing up, my teeth and severe under-bite caused me constant self-doubt. I struggled with my weight, diet, and confidence. Then by fate, I found Dr. Barton and Admira Dentistry. I had been to countless dentists during my life, but nothing felt as loving, caring, and hopeful as Admira and Dr. Barton. From my first visit I knew that they were the partners I had been looking for. Dr. Barton treats you like family. The care, devotion, and passion he spent on me during our first few visits showed me that I was making the best decision of my life.  Admira dentistry helped to transform my smile, and create a totally new Dave. They helped give me back my confidence and self-esteem that I had been missing for so long.  I cannot begin to thank Dr. Barton for all that he has done for me. But I hope that by sharing my story I can encourage someone like me to make the difficult decision, to come meet Dr. Barton, and Admira density. They did more than correct my smile and bite, they gave me back my identify. I love to smile now, and when I laugh I show all my teeth!.  Dr. Barton and Admira, I am forever grateful!  

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