I am an Upper School history teacher at an independent school in Northern Virginia. I’ve only been in education for seven years, but in that small time have amassed a diverse array of experiences that give me unique insight into what it takes to be a quality teacher.
I’ve worked in some of the poorest communities in the country and in some of the richest. I’ve been a classroom teacher, an athletic coach, a consultant to over 30 teachers, and a manager of 20 teaching assistants at the college level. I’ve worked with middle school students, high school students, college students, and adults. I currently teach history, but have also worked in mathematics, entrepreneurship, and interdisciplinary studies. Because of these experiences, I believe that there is no better way to learn about teaching than to experience different classroom settings and teaching styles.
I’ve been very fortunate to come across people who have given me the opportunity to learn and experience first hand what education is all about. At times, my position far outweighed my expertise and experience, but this backwards approach led to a tremendous amount of personal growth and learning opportunities. One of the main lessons I’ve learned is the power of an entrepreneurial teacher. For more information about my outlook on teaching entrepreneurially, please read my inaugural post to the blog.
Thanks for stopping by and if you have any questions, feel free to contact me.