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Shadrach Pilip-Florea

M.U.R.P., B.S. (ECON), G.C. R.E.D., LEED AP, and most importantly, Certified Secondary Social Science Teacher.

Shadrach Pilip-Florea used to design and build houses in his hometown of Portland, Oregon, now he helps build young minds.

Shadrach worked as a Project Manager for an International Real Estate Services firm, Jones Lang LaSalle, before returning to University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) to complete his Master’s Degree in Urban Planning with a focus on Economic Development. There he discovered his passion for teaching through serving as a Teacher’s Assistant and co-teacher for several courses on urban history and the environment and working for a Californian nonprofit, Generation Water, training youth for employment positions in the clean tech industry.

Shadrach has a lifelong passion for learning and traveling, having visited over 50 countries to date and lived in 8 cities on 3 continents. While finishing his masters degree Shadrach met his amazing future wife, also a teacher, and followed her to Madrid, España where he currently lives and teaches at a private school.

Shadrach is currently seeking a position as a Secondary Social Science Teacher at an International Baccalaureate (IB) school that shares his values.

He loves working with young adults and feel blessed to have stumbled into such a rewarding profession. Shadrach is qualified to teach Economics, History, Political Science, Geography, and the Humanities, as well as professional fields such as Business Management or Project Management–which makes up much of his previous professional experience.

Shadrach believes very strongly that his mission as a teacher is first and foremost to teach students how to think for themselves–in this day and age we are all drowning in information–learning how to define our inquires and then focus our researches matters more than ever.

Samples of Teaching Approaches

Below are a few examples drawn from Shadrach’s developing teaching portfolio:

Relics of Previous Lives (Selected Publications)

Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance” – Will Durant

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