Degrees and Certifications:
Blended Online Teacher / Science
Nick Hartel is currently in his tenth 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 Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction. His teaching background consists of experience both in the traditional classroom and a blended online setting, both in the day school setting as well as evening and summer programs (Nick has taught with Portland Evening Scholars for 11 years and often serves Virtual Scholars in the evening setting).
Nick's approach to education is focused on preparing students to become self-sustained problem 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 in a wide variety of genres on a semi-regular basis in the past. Nick is also a member of the board gaming community, both as a player and part-time designer.