My Philosophy

IQ and EQ, a rare breed indeed.

“A man’s memory is bound to be a distortion of his past in accordance with his present interests, and the most faithful autobiography is likely to mirror less what a man was than what he has become.” -Brodie, Fawn M.

It takes a little less than two hours to drive from Philadelphia to New York City. If you’ve driven that route, you should be very familiar with my local habitat.

When I was young, I wished for the ability to answer every question.

I don’t wish for such overzealous things anymore. Unfortunately, that juvenile wish is probably the reason that so many people ask me so many questions.

Today, I wish to build sustainable, conscientious relationships, programs, and businesses that are both progressive and productive. Any community-centered project that helps address the practical needs of municipalities, administrators, and unions in New Jersey such as education policy, public sector labor relations, outreach, or long-term economic policy, is a welcome invitation and please contact me if you could use my expertise.

I live with my amazing wife in Aberdeen, NJ. My immediate family is very local. My friends have scattered themselves across the country and I do my best to stay in contact with them, i.e. not via facebook.

At this moment, I’m completing my training as a statistician and assessment specialist as a Fellow of Rutgers Graduate School of Education in Psychometrics and Quantitative Methods. I’ll be blogging about my classes and projects as I begin this work.

I’ll still be involved with tutoring local high school and college students as well as pursuing consultation with local districts in regards to their curriculum strategies, assessment strategies, and developing websites that highlight educational content that cannot be accessed in schools. You can read about some of my services here.