Hometown: Scarsdale, New York
Education: Bates College—B.A., Boston University—M.A.T.
Current Position: Director of the Upper School
What's one thing your students don't know about you?
I am an Eagle Scout.
What’s your teaching passion? What motivates you?
I love learning about how historical events impact contemporary issues. Likewise, I am curious about how contemporary events may impact future events or issues. Working with students and sharing my passion for all things related to the social sciences is fulfilling for many reasons.
The first history book I read on my own is called “The Birth of the Republic” by Edmund S. Morgan—I have that annotated copy on my bookshelf in my office.
Who most influenced your decision to teach?
I always had great teachers, and especially outstanding history teachers including Mr. Sloan, Mr. Tallevi, and Mr. Rothschild.
When you're listening to music, who's playing?
Usually classic rock: The Who, The Doors, or The Rolling Stones.
If you didn't teach, what would you be doing instead?
I can’t imagine not working in education/schools and working with great students, faculty, and staff.
What's your favorite North Cross tradition?
The Fat Pencil Ceremony
When your students move to the next grade, what is the most important lesson you want them to have learned?
I want them to be active and engaged learners and understand that they will only gain as much as they “put in” to their learning process. I want students to work to their full potential so they can maximize their capabilities as readers, writers, and thinkers.