Buckley is excited to name Mr. Michael Klaus as its new U.S. History Teacher.
Mr. Klaus graduated from Landon School, an independent school in the Washington D.C. area, and went on to Colby College where he majored in Government. For the next four years, he taught history at Kimball Union Academy, a New Hampshire boarding school. For the next seven years, Mr. Klaus taught history at St. Anne’s-Belfield School, a PreK-12 grade day and boarding school in Virginia. Last year, he completed his Master’s Degree in Private School Leadership at the Klingenstein Center, Teachers College, Columbia University. As a boarding school and camp person (he has over 15 years of sleep-away camp administrative experience), Mr. Klaus also brings invaluable experience in student advising and coaching.
In addition to his superb credentials and glowing references, Dr. Juhel and Mr. Hall felt that the topic Mr. Klaus chose for his demo class and his own teaching style engaged students in critical thinking and sophisticated decision-making supported by facts (or in this case, constitutional law). During his class, he asked students to render legal decisions on two landmark Supreme Court cases involving student freedom of speech and the First Amendment: Tinker v. Des Moines and Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier.
"Needless to say, we are delighted to welcome Michael Klaus to the Buckley community," said Dr. Juhel. "One of Mr. Klaus' favorite quotes resonates particularly with our own mission: 'The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.' " (Marcel Proust).
CLICK HERE to read Dr. Juhel's letter to the community welcoming Mr. Klaus