Originally from the Boston, Massachusetts, area, John has been living, traveling and teaching foreign languages (Spanish, German, Japanese, and English) as well as supporting students with learning differences, for more than twenty years. John taught English in Japan from 1996 to 2001, taught history, language, culture and study skills as well as Outdoor Leadership Skills at the Forman School in Litchfield, Connecticut from 2001-2003, then earned his Master's in TESOL at SIT in Brattleboro, Vermont, 2003 - 2005. From 2005-2007 he reprised his duties from Forman at the Dublin School in Dublin, New Hampshire, adding Cross-Country Ski Coach to his repertoire, participating in the Canadian Ski Marathon each year. In 2008 he spent a year teaching immigrant students in the Lewiston/Auburn, Maine public schools before moving to Qatar, where from 2008 to 2015 he worked at Qatar University as a Lecturer of English Language and Culture, while coordinating Special Needs Support for the university’s Foundation Program. At the same time, he volunteered as the Rambles & Trips Coordinator for the Qatar Natural History Group and became involved in animal rescue and placement. Upon his return to the US, he has been teaching Spanish language and culture at the Compass School in Westminster, Vermont, a small 7-12 independent school. He is in the process of applying to volunteer for the New Hampshire Department of Education for immigrant training and support. He lives in Townshend, Vermont, with his two pups, Syrah and Trooper, who he rescued in Qatar. This is John’s first year teaching at OMS and he is looking forward to getting to know his students one on one.