Nick designs curriculum and teaches at THINK Global School, the world's first international, mobile, boarding school. He designs place-based global studies and anthropology curriculum while leading educational adventures around the world. His goal is to foster the development of 21st-century skills in a dynamic and passion-driven community. He encourages his students to be doers in our world as informed citizens, changemakers, and capable innovators.
Nick left New York to receive his Bachelor of Arts in History and Secondary Education from the University of Mary Washington in 2006. He holds certificates for International Baccalaureate Social and Cultural Anthropology. Furthermore, he has offered workshops for the IBO on the effectiveness of Anticipatory Sets, Service-Learning, Differentiated Instruction, Flipped Classrooms and CAS.
In his first six years of teaching Nick taught at Mountain View High School in Stafford, Virginia, where he was well known for inspiring students to understand what it means to be human. Analyzing, understanding, and finding solutions were at the core of both his Anthropology course and Learn and Serve, a service-learning based course centered on finding answers to problems within our communities. To this end, he has led students on tours through Europe and on group service-learning trips within the impoverished communities of the Honduras. Nick has also traveled to Southern Sudan to construct classrooms and lead a teacher training at Harvester's Orphanage. He recognizes and teaches that education is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty.
Nick's leadership extends outside of the classroom with the trips he leads and his coaching experience. He has been an assistant men's lacrosse coach at the University of Mary Washington for seven years, and also was named the 2011 Free Lance Star's Golf Coach of the Year for his work with the Mountain View golf team.
In 2007, Nick was named a Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction for his work teaching U.S. and Virginia History. In 2011, he was named by the Washington Post as an Agnes Myer Outstanding Educator and Stafford County Teacher of the Year.