In case we've yet to meet: "Hi, I'm Adam Geller." Oh, and about that tagline above, I like to think I'm helping to rewrite the rules for expectations about public education in America.
Currently I am am busy building Edthena to bring the process of observation and feedback online for teachers. Our vision is to connect teachers to coaching anytime, anywhere.
I spent some of my time prior as an Education Ventures fellow with the Kauffman Foundation, on the national strategy team of Teach For America, and (most proudly) as an eighth and ninth grade science teacher in St. Louis, Mo. I am also the founder of Teach For Us, a nonprofit which connects Teach for America teachers and shares their stories.
I operate with a mindset of creative dissatisfaction for the status quo. I believe that the always-threatening wolves in education are low expectations, out-of-date pedagogy, lackluster leadership, and dogmatic reverence for only the traditional theory and practice for educating today's students. We must disrupt the way we've always done things in order to allow for innovation to take place.
I hold a master's in education with an emphasis on secondary administration from the University of Missouri - St. Louis. I have passed the Interstate Leaders Licensure Assessment with a qualifying score for all 18 participating states. I've also received awards for my teaching and other honors along the way. My work has been published in places like edSurge, EdWeek, and Huffington Post.
Outside of fixing education, I enjoy cycling, singing classical arias while idling around the house, and applying new technologies to everyday life. I have a desire (and requisite skill) to sing the national anthem at professional sporting events. I mention this in case you'd like to invite me.