The Garfield PTSA reached out to our new teachers with a few questions – e.g. tell us about yourself and why you went into teaching, do you have any pets, what activities do you enjoy and what advice would you share? Until we can meet in person, it’s nice to get to know our teachers in some way that we can.
I’m pleased and honored to join Garfield’s faculty. I’ve been teaching business and social studies for over 20 years. I became a teacher to give back to the profession that has given so much to me. I believe all students can succeed and my goal is to help all students I come into contact with to reach their potential. I endeavor to help students to take responsibility for their own education and connect with the innate curiosity we all have when we find our passions. One of my G’isms (I’m known as Mr. G to most of my students) is “Work hard! Play hard!“
Outside the classroom I enjoy a wide variety of activities including: hiking, camping, backpacking, cycling, paddling and skiing. Basically anything that will get me into beautiful natural settings. I also enjoy well made films, a wide variety of music and dancing. I have a partner, Amy, and we are in the process of finally adding a puppy to our family – a chocolate lab to accompany us on our outdoor pursuits.
Welcome to Garfield, Mr G! – Garfield PTSA