About Me

BRK_8989I am a father, surfer, and teacher of 7th graders.  I have been teaching in an urban public school in Boston for the past 13 years.  I got my start in education teaching informal science at a museum in Connecticut.  After that I acquired my teaching license in Massachusetts where I have lived ever since.

In my career I’ve taught 4th-7th grade science in regular, inclusion, and advanced work classes.  I currently teach general science to 140 seventh graders each year.  I strive to make my students as excited about the natural world as I am.  I feel that a solid science education is their ticket to understanding their world and carving out a sustainable place in it for themselves.

I am also a part time writer of books.  I have written a book about science fair and how it has evolved in my classroom.  I’ve also written fiction which I plan to self publish in the near future.

When I’m not working, writing, or playing with my kids, I can be found on my longboard in a lineup somewhere, scouting the horizon for the next set.