Thomas O’Brien joins the UCHS community after working at Williamsburg Collegiate for the previous five years, most recently holding the position of Dean of Curriculum and Instruction and an Instructional Fellow. As a math teacher, he was recognized nationally as a 2012 Math Hero Award recipient for his use of technology in the classroom. Prior to joining WCCS, Mr. O’Brien began his teaching career as a Teach For America Corps Member teaching middle school math at Crownpoint Middle School in Crownpoint, New Mexico. He also supported fellow teachers by facilitating content specific meetings as the Math Collaborative Leader for Teach For America and he has taught graduate students at the Relay Graduate School of Education. Mr. O’Brien actively engages in educational policy discussions through his work with the America Achieves National Policy Fellowship. Mr. O’Brien holds a B.S. with honors in Economics from the University of Oregon, and a Master’s with distinction in Secondary Education from the University of New Mexico.
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