Lee Kulinna: Middle School Math
Lee grew up in Pittsburgh as a Steeler fan in the Seventies. He rowed during his undergraduate years at Marietta College and continued his pursuit of rowing in Seattle while attending graduate school at Western Washington University. Following graduate school he coached rowing, led sea kayaking trips, and taught middle school English at The Bush School in Seattle. His curiosity for experiential education practices led him to return to Pittsburgh to help start two schools where he taught high school English. Concerned with forces at work against urban students he explored support programs for urban high schools graduating less than 50% of their students for his doctoral studies at the University of Pennsylvania. After acknowledging the complexities surrounding urban education he decided to return to Seattle and coach rowing while pursuing his passions of boat making and horticulture. After spending weekends driving to Neah Bay to sea kayak, Lee decided to teach in Neah Bay and paddle the big water for a few years. He is looking forward to sharing archery with students, taking students paddling, sharing his passion for boatbuilding, approaching math from a holistic perspective, and joining the community of Explorations Academy.