Who am I? – Issue 6

This issue’s staff member is History teacher Timothy Kelly!

This issue’s staff member is History teacher Timothy Kelly!

I was born in…
Annapolis, MD

I went to school at…
DeMatha Catholic High School, Brown University (BA) and the University of MD (MA and PhD)

What are some of your favorite movie/book/TV shows?
Books: Beneath a Scarlet Sky, Symphony for the City of the Dead and People of the Book
TV Shows: comedy shows by Dave Chappelle and Tom Papa
Musical artists: Bob Marley, Frank Zappa, and Tom Waits

During the pandemic I have…
Started doing yoga, going kayaking, and “campfires” with my family and friends

What do you enjoy doing outside of school?
Outdoor activities with my family, watching sports, listening to music, and working in the yard

During virtual learning I am teaching…
In person

Some fun facts about me are…
I used to coach soccer, wrestling, and baseball and have played trombone and steel pan in reggae and ska bands.

I have been teaching at Annandale since…
2006, but I have been in education since 1994.

Why did you decide to start teaching?
I believed I could affect positive social change by educating young people from diverse backgrounds, and I wanted to get young people interested in discovering new things and asking critical questions about themselves, the past, and present society.