Paul Mulvena

What subject/grade(s) do you teach? I taught fifth- and sixth-grade math for seven years. This year, I will be teaching sixth- and seventh-grade math, including Pre-Algebra and Foundations of Algebra and Geometry.
How long have you been at Tower Hill? 8 years
Why do you do what you do? What are you passionate about at school? I love teaching, coaching and helping others. I am most passionate seeing my students learn and discover something new. It is amazing to see my students grow and develop into mature, thoughtful and competent individuals. Tower Hill School is remarkable; I am thankful and fortunate to be around amazing colleagues and students who encourage me to become better both as a teacher and person.
I feel as if this quote may best describe why I teach: "The purpose of life is to find your gift, the meaning of life is to give it away." —Pablo Picasso
Describe your own education: I attended Wilmington University, earning a bachelor's degree in middle level education with a major concentration in mathematics and a minor in English. In 2014 I earned a master's of education in school leadership, and I received the Audrey K. Doberstein President's Award for Leadership. In addition to teaching, I have managed the Hockessin Athletic Club's summer camp programs for the past 10 years.
What do you enjoy doing outside of work? Some of my hobbies include playing sports (recently basketball, baseball and flag football), coaching, exercising, cooking and working with technology.