2018 Volunteer of the Year Honoree: Dave Bazzell

Dave Bazzell is retired from a career in education after spending twenty-nine very satisfying years as a middle school teacher and high school counselor with the St. Charles School District. He also coached several sports throughout his career as an educator. During the 2001-2002 school year, Dave was voted Teacher of the Year at St. Charles West High School and in 2006, he was inducted into the St. Charles High School Hall of Fame.

Following his career as an educator, Dave spent ten years as a licensed residential loan officer for Integrity Mortgage. Currently, he works as a process server for several local attorneys, which occasionally gives him the chance to see former students! He also works part-time at the Cave Springs Driving Range and owns and maintains a rental property.

Dave is a life-long resident of St. Charles and is proud to be able to give back to such a great community. He has volunteered with the St. Charles Boys’ and Girls’ Club and St. Cletus School in many roles such as, basketball coach, referee and program coordinator.  Dave served three years each on the Board of Directors of several non-profit agencies including the Developmental Disabilities Resource Board, Boone Center, Inc., and a four-year term with Community Living, Inc.

Dave is a long-standing volunteer for the Adult Recreation program with Community Living, Inc., which is an experience he can share with his son Chris, a participant in the program. He also finds time to serve on The Festival of the Little Hills Board of Directors, is a member of the St. Charles Goodfellas, and volunteers with the New Hope Food Pantry.

Dave lives with his wife, Sue, son Chris and dog Gracie. His biggest enjoyment is spending time with his family, including daughter Natalie Hoffman, son-in-law Eric Hoffman and grandchildren Charlie and Claire. You can add a large circle of friends, old and new, to the mix! He is a loyal Cardinal fan and has a “love/hate” relationship with golf. The shock of receiving his new Medicare card has him looking forward to more traveling in the near future.