Steven Dunmire

Originally from Pennsylvania, he received his Bachelor of Arts from Middlebury College, where he majored in Sociology and minored in Education Studies and Spanish.  While at Middlebury, Steven observed in several local schools, interned in a special education classroom, and volunteered with the DREAM Village Mentoring Organization.  He also spent three wonderful summers teaching English Literature and Writing with Breakthrough Manchester.  Steven came to BTR after a year as a Fulbright-García Robles English Teaching Assistant in Villahermosa, Mexico.  He is thrilled to begin teaching in the Boston Public Schools community.

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Inspiration to teach:

I had a series of wonderful theatre teachers throughout my youth who always inspired their students to take risks and supported them to succeed.  I wouldn’t be half the person I am today without their influence.  Somewhere around the eighth grade I realized I wanted to provide that kind of educational environment for students one day.

About my students:

I’m super excited to meet my students in the fall and can’t wait to spend a whole year together!

About BTR:

It’s an inquisitive and diverse group of people who are passionate about education and teaching.  I feel so lucky to be working with everyone.

In My Previous Life:

Prior to BTR I was working as an English Teaching Assistant in southern Mexico through the Fulbright Program.  Before that I was a teacher for three summers with Breakthrough Manchester and a student at Middlebury College.  I’m excited to have New England weather again!

Favorite Thing in the World To Do:

I used to work at a public library, and it made me really love browsing for books to read.  It’s free and you have endless choices.  What’s not to love?

Random thought:

I wish there was a BTR theme song I could play in my head at the start of every day when I’m getting ready.

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