Phone: 256-203-3966


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Chemistry and Biomedical Science M.S. Biology with Education, Class A Professional Teaching Certificate

Mr. David Sippel



Mr. Sippel attended Western Michigan University and earned a Bachelor of Science with majors in Chemistry and Biomedical Science. Following a successful career in manufacturing he continued his education at the University of Alabama in Huntsville and earned a Master of Science in Biology along with a Class A Professional Teaching Certificate.


Mr. Sippel worked in manufacturing, where he held various technical and leadership positions in the chemical and automotive sectors. He retired from industry after 28 successful years and returned to school to earn his master's degree and teaching certificate. Mr. Sippel has been at Discovery Middle School for eight years and teaches Life Science, PLTW Medical Detectives, coaches the DMS 6th grade Scholar's Bowl team and sponsors the DMS Space and Astronomy Club. 


Mr. Sippel and his wife live in Madison and have two adult children who attended both Discovery and Bob Jones. His grandson attends Rainbow Elementary and his three year old granddaughter is in pre-school. Mr. Sippel is an avid outdoor enthusiast and amateur astronomer. He enjoys mountain biking and sea kayaking.