David Anthony

Hello My Name Is...

David Anthony


Howdy!  My name is David Anthony, and the 2023-2024 school year will be my first in Special Education (K-5).  Overall, this will be my second year at Bynum.  Last year I taught High School Science and assisted in coaching Girls Volleyball (HS and JH) and Boys Basketball (HS and JH).  Prior to becoming a teacher, I spent 24 years in the United States Air Force.  After retiring from the Air Force, I spent 6 years in a variety of roles to include Operations Manager, General Manager and Human Resources Manager primarily in the manufacturing industry.  I graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor's of Administration in Organizational Management from Ashford University.  I also hold an Associate of Applied Science in Munitions Systems Technology and an Associate of Applied Science in Human Resource Management.  I am originally from Avalon, Texas (Class of 1992) and I am married to Brenda.  We have four sons and 5 grandchildren.

Mr. Anthony’s Class Syllabus

I am excited to have your child in my classroom for the 2023-2024 school year.  The Elementary Special Education Team consists of myself, Coach Hannah Osborn and Mrs. Samantha Whitney.  As a team, we will make every effort to advance your child’s education while also making it an enjoyable learning environment for them. 


  • Respect your peers, the teacher and the classroom
  • Walk at all times
  • Use your inside voice
  • Keep your hands to yourself
  • Be ready to work
  • Breaks are earned and awarded at the teacher/para’s discretion

Discipline Matrix:

  • Verbal conversation and redirection
  • Phone call to parent/guardian
  • Referral to office


Cell Phone and Smart Watch Expectation:

All telecommunication devices and headphones/earbuds should be powered off and kept in the students' backpacks. Backpacks are to be kept in lockers. In accordance with the 2023-2024 BISD student handbook, “The district permits students to possess personal cell phones, smart watches, and other telecommunications devices for safety purposes; however, these devices must remain turned off during the instructional day, including during all testing, unless they are being used for approved instructional purposes.”


If communication is needed, it should be carried out through the main office.  Students will be allowed to check their devices once a day before traveling to lunch.


(Cell Phone and Smart Watch Expectation Continued)

Lastly, in accordance with the 2023-2024 BISD student handbook, “If a student uses a cell phone, smart watch, or telecommunications device without authorization during the school day, the device will be confiscated. The student or parent may pick up the confiscated telecommunications device from the main office for a fee of $15.” 


2023-2024 Schedule:

1st Period

Coach A & Coach O at JH Athletics; Mrs. W Elementary Math, ELAR

2nd Period

Elementary Math, ELAR

3rd Period

Elementary Math, ELAR

4th Period

Elementary Math, ELAR

5th Period

Elementary Math, ELAR

6th Period


7th Period


8th Period

Coach A & Coach O at HS Athletics



Grading Policy:

  • Major Grades (50%) – Each Student will receive 2 major grades per 6 weeks.  This will consist of summative test grades.
  • Minor Grades (50%) – Each Student will receive 10 minor grades per 6 weeks.  These grades will be made up of quizzes, homework, class discussions and other activities.
  • Make-Up Work – Students will be given assignments upon their return.  Late work policy shall go into effect if assignments are not submitted by the new designated date.
  • Late work -- 10% shall be deducted per day assignments are late.
  • Below 70 – Students are encourage to attend RTI tutoring sessions for re-teach lessons and opportunities to correct assignments for a grade no higher than 70%



Teacher CommunicationThe best time to reach me by phone is during the above highlighted conference/planning periods.  Please call the school at 254-531-2341 and ask to be transferred to me.  My preferred method of contact is via email and you can reach me at [email protected].  I will do my best to answer your email on the same day you sent it, but there are times when I am traveling (for example Volleyball, Basketball games, etc.) and in those situations I will respond within 24 hours.

Phone:  254-531-2341

Email:  [email protected]

Website:  https://www.bynumisd.net/staff_directory/david_anthony