My thoughts on Education, Making stuff, and having fun!
Life as an International educator
My first decade and a half in education have been quite a whirlwind of adventure, growth, and learning. My wife Heather and I decided to pull up our roots and venture abroad, and we have not looked back. Our three years of teaching ESL in South Korea taught us to love the international lifestyle and to step outside of our comfort zones. We then moved to Egypt where I worked as a classroom teacher at The American International School of Egypt- West Campus. While there, I grew as an educator and as a leader. Relationships with students were always at the heart of my teaching.
It wasn’t until moving to Bahrain at Riffa Views International School that I really began to open up and develop the desire to disrupt the traditional school ideals. Having great leaders in my time at RVIS has helped me develop my own passions for designing authentic learning experiences, developing agile learning spaces, and building constructionism into my classroom. I then was hired for the opportunity of a lifetime to help plan, design, open and manage the second location of LEVEL 5 within RVIS. This helped shape my next role as in the Cayman Islands.
For three years it took on a role designing learning experiences for STEAM classes in the Cayman Islands with elementary students and taking on the role of EdTech coach in later elementary and middle school. In addition, stepped into a new teaching role as a High School design teacher. These experiences have helped me develop my teacher toolkit even more.
I am excited now to take on a new challenge in a new country at a new school. I am currently working as a Technology Coordinator and STEAM teacher at Dostyk American International school in Atyrau, Kazakhstan. It has been a blast to experience another country, some great new colleagues, and some wonderful students!
Dostyk American International School
July 2023- Present
Technology & STEAM Coordinator
Cayman International School- Grand Cayman
July 2020 - July 2023
High School Design Teacher
Elementary STEAM Teacher
Learning Innovation Coach
LEVEL 5 Bahrain
July 2018-July 2020
LEVEL 5 Bahrain Manager
Riffa VIews INternational School
4th Grade Teacher
Elementary Leadership Team
American International School Egypt- West Campus
July 2013-July 2015
3rd Grade Classroom Teacher
Parent Teacher Partnership Member