Mr. Masters admires his dad, a school principal who helped shape what he believes about education and inspired him to be a teacher. In his free time, Mr. Masters is reading the “brilliant” collected works of Charles Schulz.
Impacting Students I really enjoy teaching about geography and challenging students' spatial thinking. Also, the lesson on tracking hurricanes brings together a huge variety of skills for students.
Lifelong Learner I took a course in story mapping last year that really helped me to see more of how GIS systems work and how students can access that information. Geographic information systems teach students to visualize, question, analyze, interpret, and understand data as it relates to geography.
Life Goal Travel to New Zealand
Outside the Classroom I’m ... Riding my bike, reading a book, building puzzles or hiking.
Moment in History I’d Want to Experience Dr. King delivering his "I Have a Dream" speech. He called us to be a better country and to be better people.
Joined Graland in... 2001
Also Known As ... Gates Coach, Faculty Compensation Task Force Member, Diversity and Equity Cohort Member, Team Leader
Hometown Longmont, CO
Education BA, Colorado State University MA, Colorado State University
Graland Country Day School is a private school in Denver, Colorado, serving students in preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school. Founded in Denver in 1924, Graland incorporates a rich, experiential learning approach in a traditional classroom setting, emphasizing the development of globally and socially conscious leaders who excel academically.