Steven is excited to be joining the St. Paul community for a third year. Born in the United States, he earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Louisville and a Master’s of Arts degree in Sociology from Georgia State University. After working in the business and NGO fields early in his career, he changed careers after his experience as a Peace Corps volunteer in Jamaica. Over his twelve year teaching career he has taught AP Human Geography, AP World History, AP Comparative Government, World Geography, World History, American History and Psychology. He has taught in three SE Asian countries: Vietnam, Myanmar, and Malaysia in addition to teaching in Honduras and the US. Steven believes in the constructivist approach to teaching, which is building on past student experiences and making the curriculum more relevant to students through a project-based approach. In addition to teaching, Steven has led or assisted on international service-learning trips to Japan, Costa Rica, and Indonesia, as well as coached boys and girls basketball teams, swimming teams, and has led Model United Nations clubs. Steven’s other interests include basketball, cycling, music, reading, travelling, and politics. Steven has two children, ages 9 and 12.