List of 12 frequently asked questions.

  • FAVORITE PLACE ON EARTH

    The Sequoias and Redwoods.
  • I KNEW I WANTED TO WORK AT THACHER WHEN


    I met the students, faculty, and staff, sat in on their classes, and had the chance to look out at the Topatopa Mountains from the steps of the pergola.
  • THE BOOK, MOVIE, WORK OF ART, OR PIECE OF MUSIC I CANNOT IMAGINE LIFE WITHOUT

    Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons and the Band’s The Last Waltz.
  • SINCE YOU ASKED ME TO BRAG, HERE'S THE PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENT I'M MOST PROUD OF

    The gardens I have been creating over the years, in some cases quite literally in the places we have lived, but also in the project-based learning programs I have had the opportunity to build with our students and colleagues. And the ability to bring my postdoctoral research on emotions and German history into the classroom.
  • FAVORITE PLACE IN MY IMAGINATION

    A cleaner, greener, more just, and peaceful future for our planet.
  • HARDLY ANYBODY KNOWS THAT I

    I have a secret nerdy love for astrophysics and related science fiction.
  • WHAT I WANT TO BE WHEN I GROW UP (NOW)

    The best person, parent, educator, and colleague I can be.
  • FAVORITE PLACE AT THACHER

    The new dining hall.
  • WHAT I WANTED TO BE WHEN I GREW UP (WHEN I WAS 10)

    A doctor or scientist.
  • MY PRIMARY ROLE AT THACHER

    History instructor.
  • FAVORITE JOB PERKS

    I get to hike and camp in the wilderness; I have learned some of the basics to riding with a great horse named Fritz; and I hear Dr. DelVecchio’s office barista bar is quite good.
  • WHEN NOT TEACHING I CAN BE FOUND

    Hanging out with my family in the garden, on a trail, or in the library.
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