One of Us: Mr. David Kinee


Mr. Dave Kinee is the new long-term substitute Finance teacher for this year 2021-2022. His first year teaching is very different any job he has had before. He obtained his BA in Advertising at Temple University.

  1. What led you to become a teacher? How did you end up at HHS?

Teaching has always been something I’ve thought about and I made the decision during the pandemic to give it a shot. My wife, who is a teacher here at HHS, told me about the long term Finance position that was open.

2. Most difficult or least favorite thing about your job?

Being a new teacher, the most difficult thing for me has been getting used to the technology that is used now.  I feel pretty comfortable now, but it was an adjustment at first.

3.  What is your favorite sport? And Why?

Baseball was my first favorite and the sport I played the most so that’ll always be my #1. I liked the blend of thinking and skill when playing and I used to go to a ton of Phillies games with my dad and brother when I was a kid.

4. One thing most people don’t know about you?

My brother and I have the same birthday, exactly two years apart. My mom used to dress us in matching outfits of different too so we really were fake twins.

5.  When I’m not teaching you can find me… playing with my puppy Marlo, or watching something with my wife.

6. If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?

Teachers already have a superpower. I think super strength would be cool. Throwing a car or something is neat.

7. If you could meet anyone, dead or alive, who would it be and why?

I feel like Ben Franklin would be an interesting person to have a conversation with. Besides his role in the creation of our nation, he invented a bunch of stuff and lived a pretty colorful life.

8. Biggest pet peeve?

I think there is a correct way to bag and load groceries and to load a dishwasher. A lot of things bother me when someone does it wrong, it has to be my way.

9. Would you relive your days in high school if you? Why or why not?

Yes, I got to play sports and hang out with my friends everyday. In hindsight, 99% of “problems” or worries I had in high school were not real life problems. Also, while I was a good student, I wonder what it would’ve been life if I engaged in class a little more.

10. What two items would you take with you if you shipwrecked on a deserted island where all your food and water needs were taken care of?

There would most defiantly be no WiFi out there, so I would take an old fashioned Ipod and use it out there. Of course to charge the Ipod, I would need a solar powered charger for it. I would also go with a large collections of books.