I am currently a COVID refugee languishing in Beijing waiting to make the switch from serving as MYP Coordinator & Instructional Coach at Daystar Academy in Beijing to assuming my new role as MYP Coordinator and Theory of Knowledge Teacher at I-Shou International School IN Kaohsuing, Taiwan.
Before assuming my coordination role, I worked as IB History and IB Global Politics teacher at the International School of Beijing and as Learning and Innovation Coach at the International School of Curitiba. Before moving into international school teaching, I taught Advanced Placement World History & Global History and supervised the Model United Nations program at Manhattan Center for Science and Mathematics in East Harlem, New York. Prior to my tenure in New York City, I served as the Academic Counselor at Ewha Girls’ Foreign Language High School in Seoul, South Korea where I also taught Writing, International Studies and World History.
I hold a Bachelor of Arts in History and Middle Eastern Studies from Rutgers University, a Master of Arts in Social Studies Education from Teachers College, Columbia University and a graduate certificate in School Supervision and Leadership from Johns Hopkins University.
Prior to attending university I served as an Airborne and Air Assault Infantryman with the 8th Infantry Division and the 101st Airborne (Air Assault) Division. It is a point of personal pride that as a Screaming Eagle I served with the division tasked with safeguarding the desegregation of Little Rock Central High School.
This blog represents a number of interests of mine revolving around progressive education, futures learning, culturally responsive teaching for equity, social justice education, international-minded social studies, teacher coaching, cosmopolitanism, travel and the expatriate experience.
My social and political worldview has been called “Wildmind Satyagraha Bright Green Cosmopolitan Civic Communitarian,” but only by me. Always in Beta, I am still workshopping it.