Religious Education Transition News

Religious Education Transition News

2019-08-01T13:55:11-05:00August 1st, 2019|News, RE|

UUCW has hired David Cicero as our new full-time Lifespan Religious Education/Faith Formation Director.

Meet David Cicero on Sunday, August 4!

With the advice and consent of the Board of Trustees, and the recommendation of the RE Hiring Team (Kathy Bradshaw, Genevieve Daniels, Bruce Chesshire, and Rev. Suzelle Lynch) UUCW has hired David Cicero as our new full-time Lifespan Religious Education/Faith Formation Director. He will begin working at UUCW on August 1, 2019.

Dave is a professional educator with many years’ teaching and classroom management experience in the Waukesha School District, as well as in school districts in San Luis Obispo and San Jose, California. He holds a Pre-K to 12th grade Lifetime Teaching License with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction in Art, a Certificate in Online Teaching, an MA in Visual Studies and a BFA in Sculpture. He calls himself “a teacher of students” as opposed to a teacher of a particular subject, and he has a good grasp of the needs and abilities of learners in different age ranges and skill levels. He’s been a member of Lake Country Unitarian Universalist Church (LCUUC) for more than a decade. At LCUUC, Dave served as an RE teacher and RE committee member and Chair. He assisted the Director of Religious Education in training volunteer RE teachers in classroom management, as well as helping develop a Safe Congregations Policy. He also oversaw the congregation’s RE program transition through an interim period including the interviewing and hiring of their current DRE. In addition, Dave is an artist, a musician (he plays guitar and bass) and a good storyteller.

Dave is excited about the opportunity to lead our RE programs for all ages, and he looks forward to meeting the congregation and getting up to speed on our RE transition process. Welcome Dave!

If you have questions about the RE Transition process, please contact Rev. Suzelle Lynch;