My profile

Education 

I earned my B.S. in Biology, with a secondary concentration in Teacher Education from Bates College in 2001.   I  earned my M. Ed in Science Education at Boston University in 2006.  I attained National Board Certification in 2013.  I keep on learning.

Teaching

I am currently teaching Earth Science 1, Biology 1, and AP Chemistry at Boston Latin School.  In the past I have taught Biology 2, Chemistry 1, and Physics 1 as well.  This is now my 16th year at the Latin School. Current teaching will take place in room 318, but my future location has yet to be determined when 8th grade science becomes a reality.

Personal 

I am 37 years old, and  enjoy running, hiking, playing the guitar, and reading.  I am pretty obsessed with Game of Thrones and Fantasy Football; typical stuff really.   I live north of Boston with my wife, who is also a teacher, Wilson, our dog, Nicholas, our son, and Lucy, our daughter.  

Recommended reading

This is Music by David Byrne

Drunk Tank Pink, and Other Unexpected Forces that Shape how we Think, Feel, and Behave by Adam Alter

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

What If? by Randall Munroe

The Big Burn by Timothy Egan

Cosmos by Carl Sagan

Recommended music

Carrie and Lowell by Sufjan Stevens (a look at a difficult life from a uniquely great songwriter)

Day of the Dead by various (5 cds worth of outstanding Grateful Dead covers)

To Pimp a butterfly by Kendrick Lamar (a wizard of the spoken word)

Seth Avett and Jessica Lee Mayfield Sing Elliot Smith (solid covers of one of musics' saddest losses)

Small Town Heroes by Hurray for the Riff Raff (fantastic country-folk)

Magnaball by Phish (I am sadly not as enthusiastic about summer tour 2016)

Favorite song

"The Tide is High" by Blondie