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I believe that the school is primarily a social institution. Education being a social process, the school is simply that form of community life in which all those agencies are concentrated that will be most effective in bringing the child to share in the inherited resources of the race, and to use his own powers for social ends.

I believe that education, therefore, is a process of living and not a preparation for future living.

–John Dewey

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Professional Summary

Parent ConferenceI currently serve as a site-based Learning Design Coach at the International School of Estonia and as a cloud-based LDC for Global Online Academy.

My last two international teaching positions were 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 enhanced learning, social justice education, world history, teacher coaching, cosmopolitanism, travel and the expatriate experience.

My worldview has been called “Wildmind Satyagraha Bright Green Cosmopolitan Civic Communitarian,” but only by me.

 

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