Joined George School in 1971
“I try to be explicit about what students need to know, but I also try to relate what they are learning to the current world and to bring controversial topics into the classroom to make it interesting.”
How does a global perspective impact a George School education?
We learn so much at George School from our international programs as well as from the international students in our midst. Over the years, I have led service trips to Latin American countries and have had many international students, who enrich us by sharing their cultures and differing perspectives.
In addition to wonderful advisees from the United States, I feel privileged to have had advisees from Tanzania, Peru, Afghanistan, Cuba, and Palestine.
One day I looked out at my economics class and realized that among them were students from Hong Kong, Portugal, Costa Rica, Taiwan, South Korea, China, and Cuba. When we talked about health care in various countries, my students brought an incredible wealth of experience to the discussion. I feel privileged to learn from them.
More about Fran:
Fran came to George School in 1971, having earned his BA from Earlham College and his MAT from Antioch-Putney Graduate School of Education. At George School he teaches history and economics and leads service trips to Latin American countries. He also coaches football and basketball. Fran served as the associate head of school and director of studies from 1980 until 2001. He also enjoys playing basketball, swimming, bicycling, sea kayaking with his wife, playing pinochle with childhood friends, and, not surprisingly, reading about economics and Latin America.