David Praiswater

Technical Instructor
Commercial Construction
Construction Division
5724 SW Huntoon St.
Topeka, KS 66604
Degrees & Certifications
Northwest Missouri St Univ, Bach of Science in Education
State of Kansas 7-12 Teaching
Northwest Missouri St Univ, Master of Science in Education
NCCER - Constr Core Curriculum
NCCER-Fundm of Carpentry 1
NCCER-Fundm of Carpentry 2
State of Kansas k-12 teaching
OSHA 510 & 500 CFR29-1926
OSHA 511&501 CFR 29-1910 Gen I
NCCER-Const Site Safety Orient
NCCER-Const Site Safety Suprvs
NCCER-Electrical Level 1
NCCER-Plumbing Level 1
NCCER-Site Layout Level 1
Work Experience
  • Washburn Institute of Technology
  • Topeka Public Schools – Topeka West High
  • Odessa School District – Odessa, MO
  • Maysville School District – Maysville, MO
  • KBS Constructors (Summers) – Topeka, KS
Special Interests
  • SkillsUSA Organization
  • Lawn and Landscaping
  • Painting with Oils and Acrylics
Why Do You Teach Tech Ed?

I teach technical education because it’s relevant to the future success of my students.  My goal is to impact the construction workforce by sending qualified and knowledgeable graduates to the industry through education and training.  I am looking to fill the void that will be left when workers decide to retire or do not return after the construction slowdown.  For my graduates, I want them to know the same kind of job security that generations experience in the past.   Like a valued member of my advisory committee says, “You can’t outsource construction.”