|Mr. George is a middle school math teacher. After graduating from the University of Kentucky in 1992, he found employment at the middle school he attended as a teen, in the Fayette County Public Schools, Lexington, KY. Mr. George enjoyed teaching math and coaching students in grades 6-8 at that school until 2000, when he and his wife and dogs moved to Flagstaff, AZ. Mr. George found immediate employment at a public middle school in the Flagstaff Unified School District, where he remains employed. He enjoys working with students from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and abilities. |
He is passionate about teaching students how to increase both logical/mathematical intelligence and emotional intelligence. Mr. George has seen the principles eiPeople is based upon help students with their tranistions into middle school, into high school, and beyond after graduation. Students not only learn strategies for better decision making, but learn why people make decisions from a biological/brain point of view.
Mr. George is also passionate about music and dogs, the latter which led he and his wife to form an after school club in 2007. This club taught hundreds of students about safe interactions with unfamiliar animals, about careers involving animals, and about animal welfare issues. Some of the ideas used to create calm spaces for safe interactions in this animal club, found wide ranging uses, and were eventually taught to all of Mr. George's students as tools to increase academic performance and make better decisions in all variety of settings. Initially, different parts of the brain and their functions were taught to demonstrate the similarities and differences in reptiles, dogs, and humans. Those lessons slowly evolved into many of the materials presented in eiPeople.