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Andrew Mahlan – Middle School Science & Mathematics

Andrew Mahlan

Biography

I am so excited to join the Roycemore community and to move back to an area I have grown to know and love. I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and studied Biology at Loyola University Chicago. After my graduation from Loyola, I studied at Providence College in Rhode Island where I earned my Masters Degree in Secondary Education. During that time, I taught Middle and High School Science and Math at a K-12 school in Lowell, Massachusetts.
 
Science has always been a passion of mine and I continually look for ways to expand my knowledge about the world around us. I love learning about how living things function and interact with each other and I feel so fortunate that I am able to share my passion for science with my students. In my free time, I enjoy spending time outdoors, exploring different cultures through food and travel, following local sports teams, singing, and spending time with my family and friends

Education

  • M.Ed. (Secondary Education) Providence College
  • B.S. (Biology) Loyola University Chicago

Favorite Quote/Fun Fact

I love to wear fun socks!

Why do you teach? What is the impact you hope to make on students?

I always aim to inspire my students to have curiosity for the world around them and to ensure that they care for themselves, others, their community, and the world. Especially in today’s society, all people should consider the impact that they have on the environment and should seek out ways to care for our planet. Our students are our future, so it is essential that they are equipped with the tools that they need to make meaning of the world around them and to be able to intelligently approach and solve the problems of tomorrow.

Why Roycemore?

Roycemore creates an environment where all students are given the tools and support that they need to succeed. This individualized approach to learning allows all students to reach their fullest potential and to know that they are being cared for as individuals. Also, Roycemore’s emphasis on project based learning, particularly through the Personal Passion Projects and the January Short Term, allows students to show their knowledge in a variety of ways and gives them the agency to explore ideas that most interest them.