Award-winning educator Dave Eger has shared his passion for film, television, and theatre with students in southwestern Connecticut for more than 20 years. In the course of his career, Dave Eger has taught courses in videography, film studies, and theatre technology and has inspired many students to pursue their interests outside of the classroom. Mr. Eger’s distinctions include the 2011 Film Educator of the Year Award from the Westport Youth Film Festival and the 2006 David Trigaux Innovation Award from the Weston Education Foundation, which bestows that honor on creative educators who have displayed uncommon levels of both dedication and originality.Dave Eger’s success in the educational field is grounded in his academic studies, professional background in video production, and longtime involvement with theatre. An alumnus of Weston High School, where he first developed an interest in theatrical productions, Mr. Eger went on to earn a B.A. in Mass Communications at the University of Hartford and an M.A. in Television-Radio-Film at Syracuse University. While there, he served as a graduate assistant for the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications; his duties included teaching the proper use of television studio equipment and ensuring successful broadcasting of a daily 30-minute news program. Following graduation, Mr. Eger applied his skills in the video production industry, working as a Line Producer for companies such as P&P Studios, Inc., in Stamford, Connecticut. In 1990, Dave Eger brought his talents to his alma mater, Weston High School, acting as Technical Director for student theatrical performances. The first of his many roles in the Weston Public Schools system, he began teaching in the district in 1998 and served in that capacity until 2011, instructing students in a range of subjects, including computer science and desktop publishing. Mr. Eger’s numerous contributions during that period include launching the popular videography course and advising student clubs such as Trojan Television and the Gay Straight Alliance.Dave Eger earned his teaching credentials through the state of Connecticut’s Alternate Route to Certification program. Outside of his teaching career, he enjoys leisure pursuits such as travel and devotes time to community service.