Faculty Spotlight: Rory Dushman, Second Grade Teacher

What was your path to MPCS?

I graduated from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana with an Elementary Education Degree and Middle School Endorsements focusing on Language Arts. My excitement in teaching math helped me discover more ways to engage students in our Geometry Lab. While in school I spent a summer interning for Sesame Street Workshop in their Educational Research Department. I explored experiential ways of teaching reading, writing and math skills to the early grades.  After graduation, I became the Education Director for a Children’s Science and Art Museum. Field trips, after school programs, and clubs including Girls Do Science and LEGO Robotics were part of my weekly routine. After directing our camp programs for a summer, I moved to Keystone to spend a winter teaching downhill skiing. After 110 days on the mountain, I began my work at the Keystone Science School. Through the school year I explored many different capacities of teaching and mindsets. Then, I found MPCS and knew that this was my new home.

  

What is your job at MPCS?

Second Grade Teacher

 

What are you looking forward to most this year in your job?

Fostering a safe space to build curiosity for the world and a supportive community that shares a love for learning.

 

What excites you most about Waldorf Education?

I am excited about engaging imagination, self-awareness, and exploring the world as a community.

 

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

I love getting lost in a good book, playing soccer, disc golf, running and anything that involves the grass between my feet.

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