My students consistently praise my approach and appreciate the tangible results. For the past twenty years, I have worked with young adults and adults who want to get ahead in relation to their knowledge and/or skills. What is preventing you from reaching your potential?
Whether you want help completing your homework, getting organized, prioritizing your time management, or writing a college essay, I can make a difference. My vast experience working in schools has allowed me to gain a notable amount of both general and specialized knowledge. I look forward to sharing my wisdom with you as we work together to accomplish your goals.
I have taught high school English, both at the introductory survey level and in-depth electives. Regardless of the course, I work with each student to draw out his or her voice as a writer. These skills then can be transferred to any endeavor.
With a Master's degree from an Ivy League school in Secondary Social Studies Education and more than twenty years as a History teacher, you rarely will find anyone more qualified than myself in this regard.
Accomplished, versatile administrator, master teacher, successful coach, respected adviser, and trusted mentor with more than twenty years of experience in both day and boarding school settings. Personable, organized communicator with exceptional problem-solving abilities. Resourceful, collaborative leader who has created greater efficiencies while increasing services and elevating the overall quality of academic, athletic, and student life programs.
Head of the Upper School, Rocky Hill School (PS-12 independent day school), East Greenwich, RI (2013-2016)
Direct oversight of the academic, athletic, and student life activities of grades 9-12 (160 students) plus 34 faculty and staff. Served as Dean of Students in addition to Head of the Upper School due to budgetary constraints. Evaluated performance of Upper School faculty and staff with clear and timely feedback. Developed Independent Study and Service Learning Programs. Streamlined the course registration process. Rejuvenated the advisory program. Created the Director of Diversity position, a role that facilitates school-wide initiatives and programs. Researched and implemented a new course scheduling program and college counseling curriculum (grades 10-12). Member of the Senior Leadership Team. Member of the Admissions, Curriculum, Revenue Enhancement, Strategic Plan, and Student Support Committees.
Dean of Faculty, Rocky Hill School, East Greenwich, RI (2012-2013)
Appointed by Head of School as inaugural Dean of Faculty. Led new faculty orientation and year-long new teacher program. Created a thorough evaluation system for all faculty and staff which is still in use. Provided oversight of the evaluation process across the school’s three divisions. Supervised the school-wide professional development budget. Made recommendations to the Head of School about hiring, retention, and faculty assignments. Completed high-profile tasks assigned by the Head of School.
History Department Chair, Rocky Hill School, East Greenwich, RI (2008-2012)
Mentored, supervised, and evaluated department of five colleagues. Direct oversight of budget, curriculum, and hiring. Implemented senior electives and Honors classes. Member of Admissions and school-wide Curriculum Committees.
History Department Chair, Westtown School (PK-12 Quaker day/boarding school), Westtown, PA (2000-2008)
Mentored, supervised and evaluated department of eight colleagues. Direct oversight of budget, curriculum, and hiring. Implemented independent study program for seniors. Member of Academic and Admissions Committees. Promoted widespread use of technology in all history classrooms. Granted full-year sabbatical during the 2007-2008 school year.
Associate Dean of Students, Westtown School, Westtown, PA (1995-2000)
Administered disciplinary responses and coordinated the school’s residential life program. Supervised students and evaluated Dorm Heads, Dorm Faculty, and Prefects. Directed the advisory program of 50+ faculty advisors and 300+ Upper School students. Managed the weekend duty team as the “Dean on Duty” every third weekend.
Rocky Hill School, East Greenwich, RI (August 2008-present)
Taught a year-long elective entitled “The Holocaust and Its Legacy” to juniors and seniors. Taught the two-year World History sequence to grades 9-10. Facilitated the Senior Seminar program that brings scholars to campus to discuss a selected topic and culminates in a project-based outcome assessed by experts in that field.
Latvian Teachers Exchange, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C. (2004-2005)
Selected by the Director of Education to work with a group of secondary teachers from Latvia as their country adopted a mandatory, nation-wide Holocaust education program. Modeled how to teach various topics related to the Holocaust.
Westtown School, Westtown, PA (1994-2008)
Taught regular and advanced U.S. History courses, plus a ninth-grade interdisciplinary “Peace and Justice” course. Worked as a Dorm Parent and a Dorm Head of two separate boys’ dorms. Served as advisor to at least eight students.
St. Paul’s School, Advanced Studies Program, Concord, NH (Summer 1993)
Co-taught an intensive, college-level course entitled “The Cold War and Its Aftermath” with a master teacher. Supervised a dorm of 30 academically gifted, rising seniors from New Hampshire public high schools.
University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education, Philadelphia, PA
Master of Science Degree in Education (M.S.Ed.) Area of Specialization: Secondary Social Studies
Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
Bachelor of Arts Degree Major: History Minor: Education Dean’s List: 5 consecutive semesters
Doug is an exceptional teacher who takes his job very seriously. He sees each student as an individual and treats them thus.
Doug is a life long learner. He is incredibly knowledgable and adapts his teaching style to meet the needs of his students. His dedication is admirable. He is calm, patient, with a great sense of humor and a determination to reach each student. Doug is the person other teachers seek out for help. I can't recommend him highly enough!
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