15698147_806789980821_2761879100155130416_nMr. Jared Kaltwasser is very excited to be in his first year as a Social Studies teacher at the Dr. Charles E. Brimm Medical Arts High School in Camden, NJ.

Mr. K believes became a teacher because he believes in the power of education to empower young people and tranform society. His goal is to help his students fall in love with learning, and to equip his students with the tools they’ll need to follow their curiosity in a fast-changing world.

Prior to joining the Brimm faculty, Mr. K was a journalist for 11 years. He covered state government for a business journal, covered the Kiowa Tribe while working at a newspaper in Oklahoma, and covered countless city council, school board, and planning board meetings as a local reporter at two New Jersey newspapers. In between all that, he also lived for a year in Tübingen, Germany, learning the language and working as a freelance writer while his wife studied on a Fulbright grant.

As a journalist, Mr. K’s job was to ask questions and seek answers. He encourages his students to take the same approach to learning. He aims to foster creativity and inquiry with a mix of tried-and-true teaching strategies as well as brand new technology and pedagogy.

Mr. K is a graduate of the University of Tulsa, where he majored in political science. He is married to Cambria, and is the proud father of one son, and another baby due very soon.

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