The Educators

Michael Goodwin

Michael Goodwin

Founder Concord River School
Director Rivers and Revolutions

Michael Goodwin began his career in education as a teacher of English at the Groton School. Following Groton, he settled in Vermont, where he worked intensively with students who had been expelled from the public school system. His work with at-risk youths was interrupted for a short time when he took a position drafting environmental and energy policy for the 2004 Presidential Campaign. While in Vermont, Michael founded Friends of Dicisco, a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening communities by highlighting relationships between people and the natural world. He currently serves as President of the organization.

Michael has also served as the academic director of the Great Books Summer Program, an enrichment opportunity for high school students held at Amherst College and Stanford University.

Presently, Michael is a member of the Social Studies department at Concord-Carlisle High School, where he teaches United States History and helps to advise the Environmental Field Studies Club. He lives in Concord with his wife Lindsay and daughters Willa and Lena.

Adam Hosmer

Kim Parker

Kimberly N. Parker currently teaches 12th grade Humanities at Codman Academy Charter Public School in Dorchester, MA. She began her teaching career at Codman in 2002, and left a few years later to pursue her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, where she is completing her studies in the Department of Language and Literacy. Her dissertation looks at the literacy practices of middle school young Black men. Kim has taught in charter and pilot schools, as well as in a middle school for Black boys. She has an unwavering belief in the power and promise of adolescents of color.

Adam Hosmer

Adam Hosmer

Adam Hosmer has been working in commercial photography for the past 3 years in Osaka, Japan and has won numerous awards for his work, including the excellence prize in the Canon New Cosmos of Photography for 2009. Adam's current work, based in digital photography, deals primarily with issues of identity and how the human figure is perceived. He exhibits his artwork internationally and is currently an MFA candidate in the intermedia art program at the Tokyo University of the Arts. He has also served as an instructor at the Great Books Summer Program at Amherst College. Adam lives with his family in Tokyo and will soar across the Pacific Ocean this summer to teach at Rivers and Revolutions.

Mary McCabe

Mary McCabe

Mary McCabe is a faculty member in the Social Studies Department at Concord-Carlisle High School where she teaches courses on World Cultures & Civilizations and International Issues. In addition to teaching she also serves as an assistant coach for the track and cross country running teams. Prior to teaching, Mary practiced law for 14 years, specializing in environmental law. From 1997-1999, she served as an Assistant Attorney General for Environmental Affairs for the State of Vermont. Outside of work, Mary is an avid kayaker, cyclist, runner, telemark skier, and photographer. She has paddled the Maine Island Trail from Portland to Mount Desert Island, among many other adventures. She holds degrees from Boston College, Temple University School of Law, and the Vermont Law School. Mary and her husband Sam live in Concord, MA.

Anthony Beckwith

Anthony Beckwith

Anthony Beckwith loves teaching Mathematics at Concord-Carlisle High School. He began his teaching career in the Boston Public Schools. He teaches Algebra 1 and 2 and a Advanced Topics in Mathematics, which explores applications of mathematics and investigates a variety non-traditional topics, such as encryption systems, chaos theory, and network theory. Anthony is fascinated with how people view mathematics and enjoys finding ways to change those viewpoints through exploration and experimentation to reveal the power and beauty of the field. Anthony has taught at the Brandeis program "Summer Odyssey" and did a two-week stint at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in a Mathematics Teacher program. When he's not teaching, Anthony enjoys running, biking, playing bass, hiking, gardening, and finding beauty in both serene and chaotic places. He enjoys reading about the history of science and math, bicycling adventures, the human brain, and buddhism and eastern philosophy. He grew up and went to public schools in Cambridge, MA, and now lives with his wife and two sons in Arlington, MA.

Craig Gemmell

Craig Gemmell

Craig Gemmell has worked at Groton School for the past sixteen years as a teacher and administrator. Presently the Director of College Counseling and the Groton STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Initiative, Craig also teaches a class in natural history and coaches the girls' cross country team. He received his Ph.D in Environmental Studies from Antioch University in 2006 and his dissertation --Untangling the Tangled Bank: Toward a Unitary Pedagogy of Nature--offers a multidisciplinary paradigm for teaching students about nature. An avid runner and gardener, Craig lives in Groton with his wife, Nancy Hughes, who also works at Groton School, and his two sons: Teddy (9), and Jobe (8).