Degrees and Certifications:
BA Political Science (Honors, Political Science) San Jose State University MA Political Science UC Davis Teaching Certificate-Secondary, Social Sciences San Francisco State University MEd Educational Leadership Boise State University MA American History and Government Ashland University (in progress)
Mr. Brendan Earle
Welcome to my school page. I hope it will be useful to you as a resource to ensure student success.
My name is Brendan Earle. I have been teaching at the secondary level since 2006. I helped open IFAA and before that I helped found and worked at ArtsWest/Fresco (The private school which IFAA grew from). Prior to that I taught at the university level from 2002 -2005 as a Teaching Assistant.
I am from San Jose, CA. I worked my way through college working 40-50 hours a week and taking two classes a quarter for most of that time. I am well aware of the value of education and the hard work and detemination it takes to acheive it. I recieved my BA in Political Science from San Jose State University (Honors in Political Science), a MA in Politcal Science from UC Davis and a MEd in Educational Leadership from Boise State.
I absolutely love teaching and learning about the social sciences, education and related fields. I find it endlessly fascinating. To that end, I enjoy continuing my education during the summer. In the recent past I have attended institutes at Princeton via the Gilder-Lehrman Institute, Stanford's Instiute on Economic Policy Research, The Idaho Humanities Council and the Smithsonian American Art Museum among others.
As much as I love teaching and learning, I have come to realize the real "magic" in education occurs because of the relationships built in the classroom and across the halls. Because of this, I feel extremely lucky to be working at IFAA with talented and passionate students, faculty and staff. I hope to help make this a top performing arts school in the country. Most importantly, it is my sincere hope to help students learn the academic content, skills and habits of hard work and perserverence to attain whatever it is they want in life.