Currently Teaching: Math 3 Level 2, Math 3 Plus, and Math 2 Level 2
Total Years Taught: 7
Other places taught besides SBHS: Colchester High School (2010-2015) and American International School of Budapest (2015-2017)
Years at SBHS: 1st year (teacher), 7 years (coach), 4 years (student from 2002-2006)
Professional accolades received as a high school math teacher: Published on Dan Meyer’s website, IB certified, co-founder of Colchester High School’s Variety Night, coached 9 SBHS state championship track teams
Other jobs besides teaching math at SBHS: Track and Field Coach, Tour Guide at Vermont Teddy Bear Company, Waiter at The Windjammer
Other formal roles (besides math teacher) taken on at SBHS: Indoor and outdoor track and field coach, Scholar’s Bowl adviser
Why did you decide to become a high school math teacher? As a recreation track coach and tour guide in high school, I realized how much I enjoyed working with kids at an early age and never looked back!
If you had to sum up your philosophy on teaching and learning math in a few sentences, what would you say? It’s all about how you think, being a well-rounded citizen of the world, and enjoying the experience. Learning high school math allows your brain to think in ways that you may or may not be comfortable with which helps you grow as a learner and as a person.
What is something interesting that people may not know about you? I’m a 4th degree black belt in Taekwondo.
What were you like in high school? I was one of the kids who did a little bit of everything. I did a sport every season, I was involved in multiple extra-curricular clubs, and had a full class schedule.
What interests do you pursue outside of your professional life? Traveling the world, eating all sorts of weird and interesting food, and staying active with all sorts of different sports.