How does the APH teaching philosophy look in your classroom?
The most powerful catalyst for learning is curiosity. And curiosity cannot be assigned, it must come from within. My philosophy is that when a student is curious, she becomes passionate about solving a problem and she will go to great lengths to learn whatever is necessary to solve it. My aim is to inspire students to be passionate problem-solvers, curious enough to seek out knowledge from every source.
What excites you about The Academy at Penguin Hall?
I enjoy teaching STEM subjects in an all-girls environment, and using technology projects in a cross-disciplinary way. There are so many opportunities to excite young women in these fields by tapping into their interests, while introducing subjects in a way that engages and inspires.
Share something interesting about yourself.
I have combined my love of the sea with my interest in all-things-techie. The result is my hobby of attempting to sail a robot across the Atlantic. Ask me about Gortobot!
Craig Gorton has a B.A. in Government and Economics from Dartmouth College and a Masters in Computer Information Systems from Boston University. He has also studied naval architecture and marine engineering.