Humanities 6 Head Teacher
What brought you to Town School?
When I was 15, I taught the Political Science merit badge in Boy Scouts during summer camp. All of the kids earned the badge and I loved it. Right there was the defining moment: I knew I wanted to be a teacher. My soul feels settled in the classroom to this day.
What keeps you at Town?
I have a degree of freedom to pursue what’s best for my students. I can change curriculum to suit the exact needs of my guys. There’s a feeling of respect from the parents and the administration for teachers at Town. I am expected to continue to grow and improve as a teacher, and I really like that. I have to bust my butt to keep up with the passionate professionals around me.
What is something unique about you that people would not otherwise know?
I can juggle flaming torches
I’ve run the NYC marathon in a tuxedo
I’ve gotten air on a quad-bike off the dunes of Namibia
I have shipped over 150,000 books to libraries around the world
I volunteer in the medical tent at rock concerts to keep my EMT skills sharp
I’m on the board of Seeds of Learning, a non-profit that does educational work in Nicaragua