I grew up in London and, after finishing my degree, I took a range of jobs in the city before deciding to enter the teaching profession. My wife is from Michigan, we met when we were both working as summer camp counselors in Maine, and we married in 2009, staying in London for 3 years before making the move across the Atlantic to Chicago. I am a West Ham fan and run the supporters' club here in the city. There are plenty of reasons to like Chicago, but the one thing I love is that it is made up so many different people and cultures from across the globe, creating a culturally rich environment that you can see and hear and feel.
As the world becomes smaller, it is vital that students have a meaningful understanding of their place within their local and global communities; when a child has a good working knowledge of the world around them, it helps them to better understand how they can positively impact those around them. Our students have to know where they come from - and identity is always important - but they must have an international mindset and recognize the opportunities that exist in e wider world.
Universities Attended: University of East Anglia; University of East London
Degrees Earned: BA History; PGCE Prinary Education
Certifications Earned: Certificate in Professional Studies, University of Gloucestershire
Professional Development Experiences: Lead teacher for English
What our students say:
"I like that Mr. Gregory is really good at always encouraging us to do our best."
"When I make a mistake or get a question wrong, Mr Gregory never gets upset. He always tells me that he just wants me to focus and try my best and that we will work on our learning together."
"Mr. Gregory is really fun. I can tell that he likes helping me learn."