Alan received his Bachelor’s Degree in History from University of Washington in 1995, and his Master’s in Teaching from Seattle University in 1997. He spent the first 20 years of his teaching career at Kellogg Middle School (Shoreline, WA) during which time he created and taught a Human Rights unit for 8 years. The 7 to 8 weeks unit focused on children in conflict, including child soldiers, the Invisible Children in Uganda, the Lost Boys of Sudan, and refugee children in the Darfur crisis.
Alan began teaching world history at Shorecrest High School in 2018 and plans to bring elements of human rights education into his curriculum in 2019. He also serves as Athletic Director at the school.