My DP
I was born in Israel.Most of my family is there except for my parents who are on the east coast (Maryland.)I moved to Maryland when I was only 3, but I still call Israel my home.I feel a certain overwhelming emotion come over me when I am there, I simply feel home. I got my undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland (Go Terps!) in Elementary Education with an emphasis in math and science education.I have always known I wanted to be a teacher.My mother and her twin were both teachers and my last name Shulman basically translates in Hebrew to School Man. I guess you can say that teaching was my calling and I answered it loud and clear.This is the career I was put on this planet to do.I love my job so much and the creative freedom that I have make my class an unforgettable experience. I have been living in San Diego since August of 2006 and have been teaching in the High Tech High system for the same amount of time. Before coming to High Tech Middle Media Arts, I was a teacher for 5 years in Maryland.I started teaching in Gaithersburg, Maryland, my home town (where I grew up) and taught at Forest Oak Middle School in my community for 5 years.I taught 6-8 grade math and science.I had an amazing time and wonderful experiences teaching on the east coast, ones that could never be duplicated.Many of my students have graduated or are still in college today or have graduated college already and I still keep in contact with many of them. I then made the move across the United States to wonderful San Diego, California.I scored a dream job teaching in the High Tech High Village. I taught 6th grade math/science at High Tech Middle Media Arts for three years, 7th and 8th grade math/science at High Tech Middle for 7 years and finally 5th grade at High Tech Elementary for a year and have loved every second in each position I’ve had!I earned my Masters Degree at the High Tech High Graduate School of Education with a degree in Teacher Leadership as well. After 15 years in the middle school, I decided I needed a change. Typically teachers move to a higher grade, but I knew 5th grade was my new adventure. I got to work with some of the best people I’ve ever met. While I had an amazing experience as a 5th grade teacher, I most at home as an 8th grade teacher, so I am thrilled to be back at my original stomping grounds, HTMMA (where I met my beautiful wife!) I love to surf.My wife and I try to get out as often as we can.If you are ever out surfing in OB, let me know.I simply love being outside.I also have a coffee addiction.If you see me drinking coffee you can yell at me and tell me to stop. I drink about 6-8 cups a day.I probably won’t, but try anyways!I enjoy building things.Get ready to use a lot of power tools and wear your construction tool belt, because we have a lot to build this year. Most importantly I have a wife named Sarah (who works for the HTH Grad School Credentialing office,) a beautiful 4 year old daughter and a 1 year old daughter who are all the center of my world. I feel I am the luckiest personbecauseI have a family Icouldn’tbe prouder of and a jobIwake up daily excited to go to. I am excited for this year to come.I have so many amazing ideasfor an outlandish, amazing, and unforgettable year.Get ready to work hard and play harder!

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