Frederick Hellbusch


Before putting the first man on the moon John F. Kennedy said, “We choose a moonshot not because it is easy, but because it is hard.” As an educator we serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win. I am an inherently curious human that will champion the voice of all kids. To recognize that they are all leaders looking through many lens at the world they call home. They are risk-takers working to challenge themselves to measure the best of their own energies and skills. It is not what should we build, but how should we build? Whichever path or approach to education we take in our classroom, one thing remains certain, integration is a verb. It is not enough to view learning through one access point--you must actually use many points to pivot students thinking and connect them to their learning. Accepting the challenge to be agents of change, not just problem solvers, but problem seekers.

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School: St. Andrew's Episcopal School