Nick Faber, a math and science specialist at Galtier Magnet
School in St. Paul, Minnesota, is a reflective teacher. Nick has
a 30-minute commute each day that allows him to reflect on
the hits and misses of a particular lesson, as well as an
opportunity to focus on goals for an upcoming lesson.
Nick has been actively involved in the community around St.
Paul. He has been a youth and family services instructor with
Science Museum of Minnesota. Through this program, he had
developed curriculum for and taught math classes for students
and families in LEGO/logo since 1988. Additionally, he has
served as adjunct faculty in the areas of math and science for
both Concordia College and Hamline University. Nick
supervises Hamline University students in field experiments for
math methods and has acted as a student teacher and
pre-student teacher supervisor since 1995.
As a mentor to other teachers, Nick has set up workshops on
topics such as classroom management, dealing with parents
and community members, and alternative teaching strategies.
This has led Nick to assist other districts through Minnesota in
establishing their own mentor programs.
Nick Faber received certification from the National Board of
Professional Teaching Standards in November 1995. He
received Young Adolescent, Generalist certification based on
his professional portfolio, interview and exams.