Goosemom American School, Hsinchu, Taiwan. 2004. Huguenot High School, Richmond, VA. 2006-2008. West Springfield High School, West Springfield, MA. 2008-Present
I teach literacy and critical thought. My goal in my classroom is to continuously challenge and surprise my students. No two lessons are the same and no to days are either. I suspect that the quality of work you receive from a class is equal to the quality of the work you create for them, and to that end I strive for creativity and diversity in formative and differentiated assessment. I keep them guessing and I make them love English class.
2009 Teaching Excellence Award Nominee
University of Colorado, BA in English Literature Buffalo State College, Post-Baccalaureate degree in Secondary English Ed
Here is what I love in the world, ranked according to the amount of space they occupy in my heart: 1. My daughter Juliet and my wife Erica 2. family and friends 3. Being a teacher 4. All things outdoors (kayaking, hiking, camping, mountain biking, sailing, skiing, etc... especially when they involve #'s 1-3) 5. Traveling the world (Erica and I have been to 32 countries together) 6. Poetry, art, music, and any other muse that helps me become a better teacher