I graduated from Montclair State University (New Jersey) in May 2008, with a BA in English and a Secondary Teaching Certification. After graduation, I landed a position as an Editorial intern for Discover Magazine, a national publication. Following the end of my internship I became an Americorp VISTA (Volunteers In Service to America) member in July 2009, and served at Humboldt Elementary School in Humboldt, AZ; there I helped organize and run a literacy program.
At the end of my year of VISTA service in the summer of 2010, I moved to Albuquerque, NM. Once in Albuquerque, I was hired to be a one-on-one classroom aide for a student with Autism at Highland High School. Later that same year, I was promoted to teach a Special Education English class.
After that year ended in July 2011, I transferred to a brand new Autism-specific school, the Highland Autism Center. I worked there for a year, and moved, at the suggestion of the Autism Center administrator, to a new Autism-specific class at Highland High School (the two schools share a campus). I have been in my current position, teaching an Autism-specific class at Highland High School for two years. My wife and I moved back to Arizona in June 2014, where I currently work at Barry Goldwater HS as a Reading/English Language Arts teacher for grades 9 and 10.