David Hyde

Humanities Teacher
University of California, Berkeley, PhD
San Diego State University, MA
California Polytechnic State University, BS
email: david.hyde[at]sonomaacademy.org
phone: (707) 545-1770 x3413

David was born and raised in the Bay Area and recently completed his PhD in Anthropology at UC Berkeley. His love of history and the outdoors led him to pursue an educational background and career in archaeology, which took him around the world and to some of the most remote (and beautiful) parts of California, the American West, and Latin America.

David’s teaching experience spans both the traditional and unconventional, including classroom teaching while serving as an instructor in the Anthropology Department at UC Berkeley, developing K-12 curriculum and public education events, directing field schools that provided hands-on learning opportunities for diverse student populations, and working as a bicycle tour guide in Italy. Through these pursuits David fell in love with teaching and sharing in the experience of exploring the mysteries of history and culture as well as the complexities of what it means to be human and part of a society.

In his free time David likes to read, garden, bake bread, mountain bike, kayak, or do anything that gets him outdoors and enjoying the beauty of northern California.
2500 Farmers Lane 
Santa Rosa, CA 95404 
(707) 545-1770 

Sonoma Academy Is...

...the only private, independent, college preparatory high school in Sonoma County. On our beautiful campus nestled at the base of Taylor Mountain in Southeastern Santa Rosa, our students are able to explore their interests and passions in a rigorous and inspiring environment that develops a lifelong love of learning and prepares them for college and beyond.

Sonoma Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.