David de Korte is the Principal of Camps Bay High school, a coed school of 750 learners, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in Cape Town.
The school celebrates diversity and has a saying that there is "strength in diversity" It is a school that aims to find a home for each and every learner.
David has been in education for over 30 years and been a principal for 20 of those years. He is married to his wife of 31 years, Arja, and has 3 children ranging from 27 to 18. He is a qualified Maths teacher, with a B.Sc qualification with Honours in Geography, and a Masters degree in Education.
Since becoming a principal, he has been a loyal SAPA member. He gives SAPA credit for supporting him in his early years as a young beginner principal.
The professional development that he received through attending SAPA events and conferences have equipped him to do this difficult job of leading a school.
In later years he was elected onto the provincial executive of SAPA, where he has held various offices, including Provincial President and Treasurer for the Western Cape.
He has also served for a number of years on the National Executive of SAPA, holding the office of General Secretary in the Management Committee for a 3-year term of office. He still loves actually teaching teenagers, and in spite of his heavy workload, he makes it a priority to teach a grade 10 Maths class each and every day. He currently holds the position of SAPA National President.