About Josh McLaurin
Josh McLaurin comes to Tomorrow’s Genius with a long list of impressive credentials. He will soon defend his dissertation for an Ed.D. in educational leadership – he already holds both an M.Ed. and Ed.S. in that subject, as well as a BA in Sociology. He is a National Board Certified teacher, and is licensed in North Carolina to be a health and physical education teacher, a school administrator, and a superintendent. He was “Principal of the Year” in his school district in 2015-16 and was chosen to be the keynote speaker at a recent conference for school principals.
Mr. McLaurin has also been trained by the College Board to teach AP courses, and to teach for the ACT exam. His areas of teaching expertise include English language arts, math, science, and social studies in middle schools; Algebra I, biology, and SAT/ACT preparation in high schools; and health and physical education (he coached two state championship Olympic weightlifting teams and several athletes at the Collegiate Nationals on ESPN2).
“I believe the student, teacher, parents, and all stakeholders are part of the team to help the student be successful,” he says. “Education is finding ways to link knowledge that the student might not understand to something they do understand . . . The drive to be successful, and realize that teachers are successful only when their students are successful, is at the heart of the work. Working with students and teachers to be successful brings joy and excitement to my life.”
- Global History
- US Government
- English Language Arts
- SAT prep
- ACT prep
Mr. Littler currently teaches anatomy/physiology, microbiology and chemistry at Rhodes State University and is certified by the state of Ohio to teach general science, biology, chemistry physics and earth science.
Prof. Elmor’s goal is “to inspire a love of the Arabic language in my students; to nurture an appreciation of Arabic culture through language, poetry and content curated to each student’s learning ability”.
Ms. Rinaldi’s experience includes working with a wide array of students from elementary school to adult education in nine different countries across 5 continents, including special needs students.
Ms. Odell has extensive experience teaching biology along with earth science, and worked for ten years as a math tutor. She is also a strong believer in innovative teaching methods making extensive use of smart boards and tablet computers.
Danny Didomenico is a veteran online instructor who holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and music from Bennington College. Danny has been working with students for over 10 years, both in the classroom and online.
Ms. Kaufman’s experience includes teaching both mainstream and special needs elementary school students. In addition, she has taught adult education classes and worked as a private piano teacher.
Momeena Garcia teaches math (K-12 and college), English language arts (elementary and middle school), special education (K-12), and Spanish, as well as preparation for exams such as the SAT and ACT.
Ms. Frias teaches elementary and high school literature, reading, English and college-level pedagogy and business. She also has training by the AVID organization in how to teach for college readiness.
Mr. Golabek holds an M.A. in teaching and an M.Ed. in educational technology. He holds an Illinois teaching license, and is certified in secondary education (English language arts grades 6-12) and special education.
Mr. Litwack loves to learn as well as teach, and brings his curiosity and knowledge on a wide range of topics into the classroom, such as history, sociology, philosophy, and more.
Ms. Powell is certified in New York to teach social studies and special education social studies to grades 7-12; in California to teach social sciences and special education (moderate disabilities) to grades K-12; and in Massachusetts to teach history and political science/philosophy to grades 8-12.
“I believe that all students can and will learn if they are motivated, engaged, and given enough time,” she says. “Students are individuals and so are their needs. I always want to know if there is a better way to teach a lesson, and go in search of tools or ideas that would take my lessons to the next level.”