Commuted to Masterman from: Eastwick (Southwest Philly)
Where he went to college: Northwestern University, major in Secondary Education with concentration in history. Class of ’10.
Professional life: Corey is a history and social science teacher
and volleyball coach at Evanston Township High School (ETHS). He currently
teaches U.S. history and Asian studies.
Says about Masterman:
The first thing that comes to mind is the community—it builds on excellence in academic and athletic pursuits, leadership development, community outreach, social justice and political awareness.
The relationships I had with my teachers were my most important inspiration to work in public education. Those teachers were not teaching for a paycheck. They cared about seeing Philly schools turn out highly productive citizens—whether it was Mr. Mealey for biology, Dr. Ranjini for chemistry, Mr. Lieber and Mr. Grunwald for city championship volleyball, or the Mulherins for French or APUSH (Advanced Placement U.S. History).
A favorite was the [still active] Cemetery Project from APUSH. Believe it or not, it was fun running around the city doing research about a dead person, and it made history real to me.
I’ve been back to Masterman every year since I’ve graduated. I really love the place. After working at ETHS, a school with great facilities and resources, I am impressed that Masterman continues to produce great graduates, given its limited resources and severe overcrowding. More and better space at Masterman would greatly enhance the learning experience for students and provide better resources for teachers.