Alumni Spotlight: David Savage
David Savage

Brookfield East Class of 1989

David Savage is a Brookfield East graduate that is enabling technology-based learning in Elmbrook and school districts across the midwest.

Due to various school closings during his time as a student, David's Elmbrook journey took him to a number of different learning environments. David began at Dixon Elementary and transferred to Fairview South for sixth grade, he then attended Burleigh Middle School and the following year went to Elmbrook Middle School before completing his journey at Brookfield East. While at East, David played soccer for the Spartans.

"In addition to receiving an incredible and well-rounded education, attending five schools in five years taught me how to be well-adjusted for change, which has been an important life tool," said Savage. David highlighted his public speaking teacher, Linda Aeppler, for having a large impact on him with her inspirational lessons and helping him become a more confident communicator.

David graduated from Brookfield East in 1989 and continued his education at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee where he earned a Management Information Systems degree in 1994. Following his college graduation, he began working with Concurrency as a Technology Engineer for the midwest. David then transitioned to a role as a Field Engineer where he supported and designed large scale networks, and later went on to work as a Security Systems Engineer. In 2007, he began working in Sales for Extreme Networks. Today, he is the proud Regional Sales Director for the company and provides Elmbrook and numerous other school districts across the midwest with various technology and infrastructure solutions in the classroom and across the community.

"To be a part of a school that's so well-respected in the state to this day, is an absolute joy," said David. "It is so rewarding to help enable learning in the classroom through our technologies for hundreds of thousands of students throughout the midwest."

You can learn more about the work Extreme Networks does at extremenetworks.com

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