Art Teacher and Extended Care Aide

David Wharton

David Wharton has been active at Crestmont since the first of his three children entered the school in the early 1980s. While a Crestmont parent, he served in various board positions, including president. David became a teacher’s aide at Crestmont in 1992, and also ran the extended care program for years.

A native San Franciscan, David attended San Francisco State University as a humanities major and California College of the Arts (then the California College of Arts and Crafts) to study jewelry making.

David loves play production and art, and playing guitar in his Palm Gardens band. But the impact that David has made, and continues to make, on the Crestmont community goes well beyond the music, the art, the theater, and the educational skills he brings. He serves as a positive role model for all Crestmont students. The commitment he has to Crestmont and the manner in which he supports the children as they learn their lessons, both academic and social, are unique in a school setting. We are lucky to have a man like David sharing his creativity, his humor, his experience, and his wisdom with our students and their families.