Andrew Faiz

A graduate of Boston College, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology while pursuing a minor in General Education.  Through his involvement with the PULSE Program for Service Learning at BC, Andrew developed a passion for social justice, especially in the field of education.  His service experiences at the Kid’s Day Therapeutic After School Program through the Massachusetts Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children sparked his desire to pursue a career in teaching.  Although originally from a New Jersey suburb right outside of New York City, Andrew has fallen in love with the City of Boston and is eager to serve and empower its youth as an educator within the Boston Public School system.

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Inspiration to teach:

My inspiration to teach was a result of working with BPS students who were not receiving the proper supports at home and in the classroom, and therefore could not benefit from their schooling.  Another inspiration was my own high school biology teacher who I still think is one of the coolest people I know.

About my students:

I am looking forward to building strong relationships with each and every one of my students.

About BTR:

BTR is a community of diverse and ambitious individuals all committed to working towards social justice within the public education system.

In My Previous Life:

I attended Boston College, where I majored in biology and minored in education.  I was involved with an academic service-learning program called PULSE initially as a student, and later on as a council member, working as a mentor for students and a liaison between the program and its community partners in Boston.  All four years at BC I played on the Men’s Ultimate (Frisbee) team and also served as President of the club.

Favorite Thing in the World To Do:

Spending time with family.

Random thought:

I really want to become a regular at this coffee shop.

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4.15.15 - Social Justice in Science

Six months ago I just watched and took notes.  I stood in the back of my room at Boston Community Leadership Academy as my collaborating teacher (CT) taught her biology class of twenty-seven students. I was observing her and frantically taking notes on all… [more]
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8.28.14 - Ambitious

As I prepared for my Selection Day back in March during the BTR application process, I was stressing over the mini-lesson I had to teach…in just seven minutes.  What could I possibly teach in my content area in seven minutes?
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