I have been teaching . . . (actually, mostly learning) in Philadelphia public schools for 20 years. I live, and work, and worship in the Hunting Park neighborhood of north Philadelphia, with students we’ve served. The Philadelphia Inquirer has described the neighborhood as ” a gritty, drug infested barrio “. Nevertheless, my neighbors and students are steadfast, creative and inspiring in the way they wrestle with many life challenges. They have taught me much.
It has been a riveting, enlightening, and life-changing experience.
Prior to public education, I worked as a business executive in consumer products categories for about 17 years, and earlier as a biomedical photographer.
Hard to predict.
Traditional at heart.