Fourth Grade Head Teacher
Aidan Coffino holds a BA from Willamette University in Sociology and Ethnic Studies and an MA from University of the Pacific in Curriculum and Instruction.
Which of the Town School values (respect, curiosity, belonging, integrity and joy) do you most identify with, and why?
I believe they all inform each other and that, to me, is the inherent value of our school values. Of the five, however, I personally identify the most with integrity and joy. I think integrity is important when it comes to how we see ourselves as part of a community, and acting with integrity is worth striving for during and beyond school; it's a lifelong skill. The other value I identify most with is joy. I like to make jokes and see others smile and laugh. So if there's a joke to be found I will definitely do the searching. I like to think I'm pretty funny and that my students do too, or, at least, they make me feel good by laughing anyway!
What are your hobbies outside of school?
I love all things food. I spend a lot of my time inside the kitchen and thinking about what I'm going to eat next. Cooking is definitely a passion of mine, so much so that I started a pop-up in my backyard serving hot fried chicken. The other passion of mine is basketball. I'm a junkie. I coach throughout the year and have been doing it longer than I've been teaching.