Dave Tremaine, Hayfield Secondary School Principal, Passes Away
On June 16th, 2018, Hayfield community mourned the passing of Dave Tremaine – principal at Hayfield Secondary School – after a three year battle with colon cancer.
The village would do anything to support Dave, his amazing wife Robyn and their three children Samantha, Grant and Parker. Whether they use this money towards college savings or simply keeping the refrigerator stocked, we hope that it will take away some of the financial stress they are currently dealing with during this time when they need to focus on healing.
Early Life and Education
David Tremaine was born in Evanston, Illinois and raised in Rockville, Maryland. Afterwards he attended the University of South Carolina, dedicating his life to education.
He was the former principal at Hayfield Secondary School, and students paid their respects to him Monday with a candlelight vigil. In May, he resigned due to unspecified medical reasons.
His family reported that he had been fighting colon cancer. On Monday night, at 49 years old, he succumbed to his illness.
Dave was an artist who began his career as a wood sculptor. He uses a chainsaw to cut out the basic shape of his pieces before employing mallet, chisel and Dremel tools to finish them off. His sculptures include “They Believe In Us,” which commemorates his admiration for war veterans.
Tremaine, the youngest brother of three brothers, developed an intense passion for football from an early age. This drive spurred him on to hustle and study hard from the day he donned a helmet. It served as fuel for his competitive spirit throughout high school and college life alike.
He could draw inspiration from his father, a professional football player himself with two Pro Bowl appearances to his credit. He understood the importance of hard work, dedication and patience in order to reach his athletic goals.
Tremaine was not only a professional football player but an accomplished musician as well. He sang the lead vocal for the short-lived band Milk, featuring John Lewman on guitar, David Jenkins on bass and BMX rider R.L Osborn playing drums.
Achievement and Honors
Dave Tremaine served as principal at Hayfield Secondary School in Reston, VA for over three years before succumbing to colon cancer. His enthusiasm and love of school spirit will be greatly missed by those who knew him well.
He was an accomplished filmmaker, best known for his work on the Jackass series and Jackass Forever which he directed alongside Johnny Knoxville and Spike Jonze. Additionally, he produced commercials, several feature films, as well as founding Gorilla Flicks Productions – his own production company.
He has earned numerous accolades and awards for his work, including a SXSW audience award and Special Jury Recognition for Bad Axe. Additionally, he produced and directed two episodes of ESPN’s 30 for 30 series: The Birth of Big Air and Angry Sky.
Dave Tremaine will be fondly remembered by his family and friends as a person with an infectious laugh. He stood tall, full of energy, and had an enormous love for his loved ones as well as students at Hayfield Secondary School where he served as principal.
On Monday, Dave passed away from colon cancer. As a beloved leader at Hayfield School, where he had fostered an atmosphere of positivity and energy, it is difficult to imagine anyone more deserving.
In recognition of his leadership at Hayfield, the school held a candlelight vigil in his honor. Colleagues and students also shared touching tributes on social media platforms.
Jeff Tremaine is an acclaimed American filmmaker and producer who has achieved great success in the entertainment industry. His credits include directing several hit films such as Jackass and Wildboyz.
In addition to his work on the Jackass franchise, he has created and executive produced several other television shows such as MTV’s Wildboyz, Rob & Big, Nitro Circus, and Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory Ridiculousness.
In the early 2000s, MTV launched Jackass – a reality show inspired by skateboarding culture that would go on to produce multiple spinoffs and specials over time.