Teaching is my second career, my first being the 20 years I spent in the U.S. Air Force as a Korean cryptologic linguist. Both careers are similar in that they involve doing more than serving yourself, striving to achieve an objective bigger than just one person. Teaching the social sciences to the future leaders of our democracy as my second career is that bigger objective. I believe the success of our democracy, whether practiced in a town meeting, in the Connecticut General Assembly or in the chambers of the U.S. Congress, is dependent on knowledgable citizens. Just as important though is that these same citizens be willing to respectfully debate different ideas and, at the end of the day, perhaps only agree to disagree. I look forward to getting to know all my students over the course of the school year and to viewing their various accomplishments in the years that follow.
Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest. - Mark Twain, 1901