Welcome My name is Brendan Wallace and I am preparing to begin my twelfth year teaching high school mathematics and science. I currently work at a small school in San Diego. In the past I have taught middle and high school Algebra, Geometry, Algebra II, Anatomy & Physiology, and Marine Biology. Today, I work with students in grades 9-11 in Algebra 2, Marine Biology, and Chemistry. This graduate program has helped me understand the larger frames of reference in public and private education, the value of relationship-based education, and the power of the engineering design process (E.D.P.), project-based learning (P.B.L.), and action research. An overarching lesson that I have gleaned through this professional work is the paramount importance of communicating clearly and openly with my students, their families, and community members and encouraging my students to express, vet, and disseminate their learning to each other and their larger community. 'Clarity', 'gratitude', and 'humility' are three words that come to mind when reflecting on this entire graduate experience.