Dave Baroody

posted Sep 21, 2016, 4:43 PM by PLP Pathways   [ updated Sep 21, 2016, 4:43 PM ]

Germantown Academy Philadelphia, PA

David Baroody teaches English and Social Studies to young adolescents at Germantown Academy in Philadelphia, PA. Originally from northern New England, David graduated from Middlebury College and completed his MAT in UVM’s Middle Level program before teaching on teams in Essex and Jericho, VT. David has taught in a variety of different educational settings, including traditional boarding school, rural and suburban public schools, and large independent day schools. Throughout these different settings, David has worked to glean best practices that can be used to create effective and transformative learning environments to meet all students’ needs.

David’s work with middle school students is characterized by elements of student voice, inquiry-based learning, integration, and innovation. At his current school, David has been central to expanding student-led conferences and introducing digital portfolio work, has grown opportunities for negotiated curricular and co-curricular programs, including creating a scope and sequence for passion-based research, and is involved in innovation programs across the PreK-12 spectrum, including working collaboratively to design and expand maker curriculum for his current students and faculty. More focused and deliberate individualized opportunities, with students as engaged and vocal drivers of their learning receiving input from a variety of different stakeholders, including parents, teachers, school administrators, and community members, are elements that interest David as he views the roll-out of Act 77 from beyond Vermont. He can be reached followed on Twitter @dave_baroody, on Tumblr http://dave-baroody.tumblr.com/, and at school david.baroody@germantownacademy.org.