Always a student, sometimes a teacher, Mark is a computer science, game design, and entrepreneurship teacher going on 16 years. His classroom is a hybrid of a mad-scientist’s laboratory and a traveling circus. Mistakes are encouraged, iteration is frequent, and expectations are high.
Mark learns Unity alongside his students, teaming up to build 2D, 3D, and virtual reality experiences and games. Students are expected to choose challenging projects that they will enjoy working on. While there are fundamentals-building assignments, much of their grade relies on a grit-based rubric for their project.
Mark won the 2018 District 1 Ohio Teacher of the Year Award, The 2015 Henry Ford Innovation Nation Innovative Teacher award, and is an Adobe Certified Associate Educator and Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert.