Before coming to Sequoyah, Chad Robertson taught math through a lens of inquiry, critical thinking, and social justice for five years in Chicago. He believes that math is a powerful tool for students to use in reading their worlds and making meaningful change in their communities. Chad spent most of his 20s in India, first in an immersion Hindi Language Program, then for a fellowship with the American Indian Foundation. Through the fellowship, Chad spent two years working at APV School, a holistic, ashram school in the Indian Himalayas. There he developed a passion for teaching and adopted a pedagogical philosophy linking curricular content to student experience. After the fellowship, he taught at Prerna, an informal school that educates female students from slum communities in Lucknow, India and conducted research on an educational program aimed at improving rural public schools. Chad returned to the States to pursue graduate studies in education at the University of Chicago. While he misses his beloved White Sox, he was very happy to say goodbye to winters and reconnect with oceans and mountains. Chad is very excited to be working with Sequoyah’s amazing staff and students.
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