Adam McDaniel

Student, Teacher, and Bartender in St. Louis, Missouri

Adam McDaniel

Student, Teacher, and Bartender in St. Louis, Missouri

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Howdy! I'm Adam McDaniel and I am currently pursuing my Masters in Education while participating in the Teach in 12 program at UMSL. My path toward earning my certificate has been varied. I've spent time serving drinks in local watering holes to a unique cast of characters, poured coffee in the remote wild of the Alaskan frontier and have had a hand in operating DIY spaces in the St. Louis artist community. I earned my BA in English Literature and Creative Writing from Webster University and have remained passionate about literature, art, film and music.

While my passage through extended adolescence has directed me toward some interesting diversions I have always intended to pursue a career in education and am excited to follow that goal in earnest. I hope to build a curriculum that can address the needs of my individual students while using literature to promote social justice, awareness and equity. I also want to teach kids about cyberpunk and have them watch Akira or maybe drop some sneaky afro-futurism into the mix.

I’m currently student teaching at Pattonville HS. Home of the Pirates, yarrh. It’s pretty cool. We will be teaching some Faulkner and Vonnegutt this semester. Pretty stoked. I do not have a blog, though maybe I should. I have never been attacked by a bear but I did run over a porcupine one time.

Cheers,

Adam

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