Adam is a perpetual student with a natural curiosity for the world around him. After graduating from Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. in Economics, he worked in large scale steel construction management. Steel allowed Adam to collaborate on many unique engineering projects, including aircraft carriers, submarines, and even the substructure of the largest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere, One World Trade Center. Considering himself an experiential learner, Adam’s diverse employment background helps shape his educational philosophy. From his first job as a mechanic’s assistant at the age of fourteen, he worked as a mason, welder, firefighter, arborist, rock climbing instructor, construction manager, and restaurant manager. One common thread has been integral to Adam’s lifestyle since his teenage years, and that is working with young people. From providing underprivileged children with opportunities to experience the outdoors in Philadelphia to coaching and mentoring here in San Diego, Adam has enjoyed helping young people experience and learn about the world around them for the last thirteen years. He is proud to call his love of teaching and learning a career here at High Tech High. Climbing, surfing, and exploring are Adam’s passions outside of school.

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