Get to Know Chad

List of 5 frequently asked questions.

  • Q: What is your favorite part of the school year and why?

    I enjoy all phases of the school year for different reasons. My favorite part of the school day, however, is the morning. I enjoy watching students and teachers arrive at the start of the day. It gives me a feeling that anything is possible.
  • Q: What book is currently on your nightstand?

    The Seventh Sense: Power, Fortune, and Survival in the Age of Networks by Joshua Cooper Ramo
  • Q: Who was your favorite teacher in school and why?

    Mr. Nelson, my 12th grade Humanities teacher, connected our lives and our interests to some of the most amazing art, literature, and culture throughout world history. He taught us to think and dream BIG. He challenged us to never be bored and to approach every moment in life with curiosity. He inspired us to dream with passion and live with purpose.
  • Q: What is your favorite travel experience?

    On November 17, 2006, at the Point Theatre in Dublin, I watched Bruce Springsteen play a two-hour set with an American folk band. I was struck by the Irish fans’ appreciation for this uniquely American experience. I was even more struck by the country’s beauty and mystery.
  • Q: What would surprise people to find out about you?

    I was a lumberjack in the Sierra Nevada Mountains for a spell.