365体育备用网址English Instructor, Beacon Academy
Nathaniel Small has been a teacher in the Chicago region for over a decade. During that time, he has won major teaching awards at both the high school and college levels, including the Lake Forest Academy’s Alumni Award for Teaching Excellence and the Northwestern English Department’s Outstanding Graduate Teacher Award.
Small graduated from Trinity College as a member of Phi Beta Kappa and pursued a doctorate at Northwestern University in English Renaissance drama before deciding to leave academia in order to work with younger students.
365体育备用网址He is always working on developing progressive, student-centered curricula and teaching methods; he has also presented to fellow teachers on topics ranging from implementing iPad technology in the classroom to developing more effective spoken English instruction in rural Chinese schools.
365体育备用网址This fall, Small will join the team at Beacon Academy in Evanston, Ill., a new school that focuses on innovation, entrepreneurship and Montessori pedagogy.