David Dunsavage Staff Photo

Penn State University (2012)

  • M.Ed. Teaching & Curriculum 

Elizabethtown College (2006)

  • B.S. Citizenship Education 


Donegal High School (2012-Present)

  • Social Studies Department Chair
  • 9th Grade Modern World History Teacher
  • Link Crew Co-Coordinator

Milton Hershey School (2006-2012)

  • 12th Grade Transitional Living Coordinator
  • 9th Grade Modern U.S. History Teacher


Mr. Dunsavage grew up in the small Pennsylvania coal mining town of Mahanoy City. After graduating high school, Mr. Dunsavage attended and graduated from Elizabethtown College before being hired at the Milton Hershey School where he worked in a variety of roles. He joined the Donegal community in 2012 when he was hired as a Social Studies teacher at Donegal High School. In addition to teaching 9th grade Modern World History, Mr. Dunsavage is a co-coordinator for Link Crew, which is Donegal's transition program for incoming 9th graders, and serves as the Social Studies Department Chair.

In the summer of 2014, Mr. Dunsavage traveled to China as a recipient of a Professional Development Scholarship by the global education company Education First (EF). The trip brought Mr. Dunsavage together with teachers, principals, and superintendents from all across the United States to explore Beijing, Xi’an, and Shanghai while visiting historical sites such as the Great Wall of China and Tiananmen Square. As part of the professional development tour, Mr. Dunsavage was able to visit two schools in China and discuss education with Chinese teachers and administrators.

During the summer of 2017, Mr. Dunsavage will be leading more than 40 Donegal students on an educational trip of western Europe to explore historic sites related to modern world history. London, Paris, Berlin, Munich, and Salzburg will be among the cities visited. Acitivities include visiting Churchill's bunker during "the Blitz", crossing the English channel and landing on Normandy Beach, viewing Renaissance artwork at the Louvre, exploring Verasailles, touching the remnants of the Berlin Wall, and experiencing the Dachau concentration camp.

Personally, Mr. Dunsavage lives in-district here in Mount Joy with his wife Alicia and young daughters Ellie and Claire.