Five Minutes with Mr. Diebold


Roseville teacher David DIebold is known as the “Roseville Cowboy.”

Brendan Zalewski, Staff Reporter

During the day, he is a teacher at RHS and at night, he likes spending time with his kids and going to Kid Rock concerts. His students call him the “Roseville Cowboy.” David Diebold has taught vocational classes at RHS for nine years now. He started teaching back in 1993 when he first worked in Van Dyke Community Schools. Later, he went on to teach at Clintondale for four years before finding his current job as a building trade’s teacher.

Before turning to vocational education, Diebold went to a trade school for four years at Detroit Carpentry Joint Apprenticeship. He then worked 10 years at Atlas Tools, a hardware store. In his free time, Diebold volunteered doing maintenance at various places.

“My favorite part of my job is sharing skills with my students,” building trades teacher David Diebold said.

Diebold earned his bachelor’s degree from Siena Heights University and got his teaching certificate from Wayne State University. Since he has been a building trade’s teacher, Diebold has built over a dozen houses in multiple cities, including Warren, East Detroit, Clinton Township, and Ferndale. Besides houses, his favorite structure he has ever taken part in building was the Metro Airport Tower. Diebold enjoys teaching his students and hopes to inspire them to pursue a career in a construction-related field.