Hi, everyone. Kyle here. I got Dean on board with me today.
Really excited to connect with two thinking classroom teachers, leaders that we've seen a lot of work come through recently. So I'm excited to connect with Tim Brzezinski and Melissa McCain. Both of you just want to quickly introduce yourselves for those of you that haven't. Might not know who you are yet and they'll get to know you a little bit.
Sure. Go ahead. Melissa
hello. I'm melissa mccain. I work at franklin community schools in franklin, indiana i'm an avid follower of peter Liljedahl absolutely love everything about his work and the Changes that it's causing in education. So exciting. i'm an instructional coach here in the school soon to Take on an assistant principal role for a short term to help fill in.
But, in my 30 years of teaching, I've had the opportunity to be in many different roles and so seeing them all come together. Within building thinking classrooms and all the pieces kind of connect. It's just like extremely exciting for me.
What did you start teaching when you were a 10?
No, no, no. I didn't, I did right out of, um, college.
So, uh, no, no, it wasn't, wasn't when I was. And, but thank you for the compliment.
Awesome. thank you for having me on, uh, Dean and Kyle. My name is Tim Brzezinski. I am currently a middle and high school. I'm a mathematics teacher at the Engineering and Science University Magnet School in New Haven, Connecticut.
Uh, this is a pretty big district in Connecticut. We're like the San Francisco of Connecticut. We have lots of ethnicities, a huge district. I think there's like 90, 000 kids, lots of schools. and I work at the only 6 to 12 magnet school here. There's lots of magnet schools, but we are middle and high, all in one building, which is cool.