If there is a common theme to John’s varied background it is to teach. For most of his careers he was always helping the public understand science, history and human events. He has a Master’s Degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and more than 20 years experience as a reporter and producer for both print and broadcast mediums. His interest in science led him to environmental writing, reporting from the field in Southeast Asia and Central America for Conservation International. John has taught English composition, business writing, journalism and academic writing for more than a decade to college and high school students. Recently certified to teach high school English in Pennsylvania, he was particularly attracted to the Montessori approach because of its dynamic, experiential and project-based education. John believes this process to be an effective path to authentic, long-term learning, in all its exciting, adventurous forms.