Mark was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. He attended college at the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ, originally pursuing a degree in Education, but ultimately double majoring in Mathematics and Computer Science with minors in Creative Writing and Business Administration. After he graduated in 2005, he worked at Raytheon Missile Systems for four years, first as a Safety Engineer, then as a Software Engineer. However, in 2009, Mark decided to follow his passion for teaching; he moved to Philadelphia and joined the Science Leadership Academy through the Philadelphia Teaching Fellows. Mark earned his Masters in Secondary Education from Arcadia University in 2011, and he has taught students Pre-Calculus, Advanced Drama, Creative Writing, Statistics and Computer Science Engineering.
Science Leadership Academy