I grew up in Albany till I was 16, then I spent most of my life in Chicago and Israel until I moved back here a few years ago. I studied philosophy undergrad at the University of Chicago and then secondary science (in education) at Northwestern. Academics have always been something that came easily to me (I suck at other stuff :-) - so after finishing high school and college in six years I spent the extra time traveling and going on some adventures. I've started three farming villages, and spend most of my time now running a non profit working to create a fully sustainable village in rural Uganda. I spend most of my time in Albany and go abroad to manage projects every now and then. I teach social studies full time at a public school in Albany. I love kayaking and hiking around upstate when it isn't freezing outside. I've been teaching over ten years, mostly at inner city or international schools, and have taught people from kindergarten through graduate school. I love teaching but have been finding ways to do that outside of the classroom lately. I've published a few articles on educating kinder human beings, and I'm very interested in pursuing ideas I have about creating a pedagogy of empathy.
I love to travel and try new things. I'm always looking for something new to learn and enjoy, be that an instrument, language, carpentry, gardening...
I'm looking for someone kind, I think kindness matters above all else.