Current Position: Blended Online Teacher / Science
-Liaison to Benson, Alliance@Meek, and Alliance@Benson
Nick Hartel is currently in his sixth year with the Virtual Scholars program, having joined the team in its founding year. His educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and a Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction. His teaching background consists of experience both in the traditional classroom and blended online setting, both in the day school setting as well as evening and summer programs (Nick has taught with Portland Evening Scholars for eight years and currently serves Virtual Scholars in the evening setting).
Nick's approach to education is focused on preparing students to becomes self-sustained problems solvers and he enjoys the opportunity a blended-online setting provides for individualized instruction and support on a student-by-student basis.
When he is not teaching, Nick is an avid film critic, having written on a wide variety of genres on a semi-regular basis in the past. Nick is also a member of the boardgaming community both as a player and part-time designer.