Hi I’m Andrew. I moved up to Anchorage from Rhode Island about two years ago in search of the great outdoors and adventure. I had just finished an MA in history and thought that I wanted to become a teacher but I wasn’t sure. So my first year here I served as an Americorps member at an alternate high school in town, tutoring and mentoring at risk youth as they finished up their diplomas. It was by far the most rewarding job I ever had and I fell in love with the field of education. I am student teaching at Bartlett High currently and while it has been a great experience I’m finding classroom management to be the most difficult part. So naturally I am excited about this class and I hope I can learn some valuable skills. I love Alaska and want to live here for many years but I’d like to move somewhere more rural (maybe the bush?) when I search for my first teaching job. Anchorage feels more and more congested the longer I live here and the more I get out to explore this great state.
In my free time I love to get outside, hiking, backpacking, skiing, and mountaineering. I try to get out on some adventure as often as possible, whether its a day hike or a week long backcountry trek. I’m looking forward to getting involved with Bartlett’s outdoor adventure club, hopefully I can share my love of nature with some of our students.