Ted studied biology and writing/documentary at Duke University, where he earned a BS in Biology. A highlight of his college education was spending a year at the Duke Marine Lab, where he was a Rachel Carson Research Scholar. He studied biology, social science, and writing as they relate to the sea as well as conducting independent research on humpback whale communication.
A camp counselor since day one, Ted’s career working with young people started at YMCA camps as a high schooler and quickly progressed to a residential camp in western North Carolina. He’s still going back to camp each year to spend a few weeks leading hikes, teaching primitive skills, and acting a fool. A versatile outdoor educator, he has led backpacking trips, instructed rock climbing, and mentored/trained camp counselors.
After his interest in education was sparked at camp, Ted progressed to the classroom, where he has taught biology, music, & design to grades K – 12 at independent schools in Rhode Island and Colorado. He is particularly excited about tiny classes with student-driven curricula.
Ted’s goals as an academic supporter are to foster relationships, focus on individualized strategies, and build towards independence at school and beyond.