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David Hubbard is a remarkable individual who has significantly impacted his community as a chess coach, educator, and former marine. With two teenagers in tow, his dedication to his students and community is unwavering, and his passion for education and chess is evident in everything he does. In his day job, David does air traffic control for the FAA.
John Clark is a dedicated father, husband, and chess enthusiast who has spent his career teaching the game to others while also working for several mental health non-profit organizations. His passion for chess began with his son, Matthew, and he has since honed his skills through countless hours of practice and study. As a result, he has become a skilled player and respected teacher, known for his ability to break down complex strategies into easily digestible concepts. In addition to his work in the chess world, John is also a devoted family man, spending time with his loved ones whenever possible. When he’s not teaching or playing chess, you can find him enjoying a cup of bold coffee.
Brad is a lifelong chess player and a world language teacher with Frederick County Public Schools. His current mission is to expand chess programs in local school systems. You can find him on the basketball court, making his hoop dreams come true when he is not playing or teaching chess. Brad was a chemist, reptile showman, and plumber in previous lives.
Aimee Gangai, a former librarian at Handley Library, is a book lover and advocate for childhood education. She has a special place in her heart for children’s literature and is dedicated to supporting the chess club, even though she doesn’t play chess herself!