Upper School psychology teacher Dr. Daniel Carragher was recently inducted as a 2015–16 Fellow of The Academy for Teachers, which has provided inspiring master classes held in various New York City venues since 2012. Teachers—who are nominated by fellow teachers and administrators and then evaluated by other educators for an invitation to a master class—spend a day learning from an expert and from other master educators.
Out of many nominees, Dr. Carragher was one of just 18 teachers chosen to participate in a master class called “The Legal History of Marriage Equality,” taught by Sharon Marcus, the dean of humanities at Columbia University, last December.
The teachers discussed several Supreme Court cases relating to marriage equality. Dr. Carragher says of the class, “It taught me how to look at the issues of LGBT history from various perspectives. I know I will be able to use what I learned in many ways in my future psychology classes.” He also notes that the opportunity to have in-depth discussions and network with other teachers from a variety of public and private schools was “a very energizing experience.”
Dr. Carragher is the first D-E faculty member to be invited to The Academy for Teachers. For more information, visit academyforteachers.org.