As a history and interdisciplinary teacher at Lawrenceville, I can’t think of a better job for someone like me. I teach “Forces that Shaped the Modern World,” a sophomore history class, and two senior electives, “The Middle East: Myth and History” and “Russia: History and Memory.”
When I started at Lawrenceville as a Second Former in Davidson House, I was positive that I was going to build strong relationships with the other boarders. I pictured hanging out in rooms, watching games on weekends, eating together, etc. This is likely not a unique thought and all of that absolutely happened: I have terrific friends who I am sure I’ll keep up with forever among the boarding students.
It is 8 o’clock at the end of the school day. I walk down the grey stairwell towards the Filippone Library where the duty master resides. I simply ask to check in. The duty master acknowledges my proposal with a nod. Next, I ask, “May I please go to Boys’ Lower for Peer Tutoring?” The duty master quickly responds, “Yes. Just sign out on the app.”
Convocation, first week of classes, major assignments week, finals… and just like that the fall term of my sophomore year is over. In many ways, this has been a lot different than my first year was at Lawrenceville.
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