Hi, I’m Monte Syrie, the creator of Let’s Change Education. This is me holding a glass apple at the 2013 Washington State Teacher of the Year Award Ceremony. Though I did not win the coveted award that year, losing to the eventual National Teacher of the Year, Jeffrey Charbonneau, I did become inspired to take my beliefs about education to a wider arena. It’s just taken until now to find the right platform–this blog, through which, with your help, I hope we can change American public education.
This is my twenty-first year as a teacher in public education. Currently, I am an English teacher at Cheney High School in Cheney, Washington, where I have been for fourteen years. Formerly, I taught language arts for seven years at Royal Middle School in Royal City, Washington. Recently, I began teaching education classes at Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Washington as an adjunct professor; this is my fifth year at EWU.