Like many people, I learn best from working with others. I focus on cultivating relationships with all of my students so that we respect each other as we strive to accomplish our goals. I graduated from Bucknell University (B.A. in History) and then the University of Pennsylvania (M.S.S.Ed.) before deciding to become a teacher. I have never questioned that decision as I find that teaching people is among the most rewarding of pursuits.
During the past twenty years or so, I have taught countless students in a variety of settings. What I enjoy most are the one-on-one interactions that tutoring provides. I have helped students prepare for exams and standardized tests, complete major research projects, prioritize time management, and bolster study skills like note-taking, organization, and reading comprehension.
Head of the Upper School, Rocky Hill School (PS-12 independent day school), East Greenwich, RI (2013-2016)
Dean of Faculty, Rocky Hill School, East Greenwich, RI (2012-2013)
History Department Chair, Rocky Hill School, East Greenwich, RI (2008-2012)
History Department Chair, Westtown School (PK-12 Quaker day/boarding school), Westtown, PA (2000-2008)
Associate Dean of Students, Westtown School, Westtown, PA (1995-2000)
Rocky Hill School, East Greenwich, RI (August 2008-present)
Latvian Teachers Exchange, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C. (2004-2005)
Westtown School, Westtown, PA (1994-2008)
St. Paul’s School, Advanced Studies Program, Concord, NH (Summer 1993)
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: Secondary Education
Dean’s List: 5 consecutive semesters
AWARDS and RECOGNITION
Aspiring Heads Fellowship, National Association of Independent Schools (2016-2017)
NEASC Accreditation Team, Convent of the Sacred Heart, Greenwich, CT (October 2015)
SanAntonio Faculty Achievement Award, Rocky Hill School (June 2014)
NEH Summer Seminar, “Making the History of 1989” Center for History and New Media (Summer 2008)
Mandel Fellowship, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C. (2002-2003)
The Holocaust and Jewish Resistance Summer Fellowship, Israel and Poland (Summer 1997)
The Joseph Klingenstein Summer Fellowship, Deerfield Academy (Summer 1996)
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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