What is your teaching philosophy?
The most powerful catalyst for learning is curiosity. And curiosity cannot be assigned, it must come from within. My philosophy is that when a student is curious, she becomes passionate about solving a problem and she will go to great lengths to learn whatever is necessary to solve it. My aim is to inspire students to be passionate problem-solvers, curious enough to seek out knowledge from every source.
What excites you about The Academy at Penguin Hall?
I am excited to teach STEM subjects in an all-girls environment, and to use technology projects in cross-disciplinary way. There are so many opportunities to excite young women in these fields by tapping into their interests while introducing subjects in a way that engages and inspires.
Share something interesting about yourself.
I have combined my love of the sea with my interest in all-things-techie. The result is my hobby of attempting to sail a robot across the Atlantic. Ask me about Gortobot!
Craig Gorton has a B.A. in Government and Economics from Dartmouth College and a Masters in Computer Information Systems from Boston University. He has also studied naval architecture and marine engineering.