Tomorrow I begin teaching my students

As I wrote in June in So here's my new teaching gig, I am now employed by DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville MD. I am, besides teaching 6 (of the 8) sections of Government required of all seniors, also one of the two coaches of the Freshman soccer team — we have 21 players,…

So here's my new teaching gig

So let me give some background. On May 15 I saw a posting on DC Craigslist for a private high Catholic high school in Hyattsville MD looking for a 12th grade Government teacher.  As a DC area resident since 1982, I was pretty sure that the only Catholic high school in Hyattsville was DeMatha Catholic…

A quick update on me and teaching

with more to come in exactly one week. I am now one week + away from the end of my public school teaching career (I have to report on Monday June 17 to turn in my ID, keys, computer and have my final meeting with my principal). I am not leaving teaching. I am very…

I have resigned from my teaching position

effective June 30.   I did so even without having another job, although I am exploring moving to an independent school next year as well as the possibility of employment using my skills as a writer and an editor. I am a retired/rehired teacher in the Prince George’s County Public School System in Maryland.  As such…

Is teaching an art or a science?

I was asked that question a number of years ago, and wrote a brief piece where I explored the issue.  As I now apply to independent schools for the possibility of teaching in one next year, this is one of the documents I include to give a sense of who/what I am as a teacher. …