Pat Schweiger is in his 4th year at New Roots Charter School. He earned a Bachelors Degree from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Cortland in adolescent education in social studies and history, and is currently working towards my master's degree in the same program at SUNY Cortland. Pat got his start at New Roots during his undergraduate time as a student teacher in the spring of 2013 and fell in love with the school. The following fall he took on a role as an expeditionary teacher, and his role progressed throughout the year until he became the full time global history and geography teacher by the end of the 2013-2014 school year. One of the draws of New Roots for him was its commitment to an education around social justice issues and environmental sustainability, and he weave these two themes into his global history and geography curriculum in order to prepare students for the upcoming challenges in the 21st century.
New Roots Charter School is a small urban public high school in Ithaca, New York. Our mission to educate for sustainability and justice by fostering understanding of the human and natural history of our city and region, and creating strong, respectful working relationships between people of diverse ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds.