Mike Duffer

Language Arts Teacher

Michael Duffer recently moved to the Portland area from New York City. He has spent the last three years teaching Liberal Arts to all grade levels in a high school in Jamaica Queens in New York. He holds a Bachelor's degree in English and a Master's in English Education from Hunter College in New York.

His curriculum has stressed a performance-based approach to assessment as an alternative to high-stakes testing. He believes a relevant and rigorous curriculum based in questioning and discussion between teachers and students and among students themselves is the best approach to preparing students for post-secondary education.

In addition to teaching, he enjoys music, movies, cycling, and reading literature and philosophy.