Another Teacher for a Global Classroom

Jim McIntosh began his 31st year as a teacher last month, serving as school nurse and risk-management coordinator at Aldo Leopold Charter School in Silver City, New Mexico. ALCS, where he also teaches AP Literature and Composition, New Mexico History, U.S. Government, and Environmental Science, is a 6-12 state charter dedicated to experiential education; its mission includes engaging students in wilderness backpacking, border issues, Youth Conservation Corps employment, and community internships. Since graduating with an MA in English from The University of Texas at Austin in the last century, he has served in three schools and three hospitals, with career highlights that include coaching cross-country for twelve years, leading numerous school trips overseas (including an eventful trip to the newly formed Russian Federation), and serving as a freshly-minted nurse at the Hopi Health Care Center. An ardent fan of small-town life, he and his wife live and work in Silver City, where they are environmental and food justice advocates when not overwhelmed by their jobs. Just Teaching / Still Learning is his first foray into the world of blogging and website construction, so he thanks you for your patience and fields questions and thoughtful dissent at Moreover, he is grateful for the opportunity to participate in the Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms program during 2021-22.

For the record: This website is not an official U.S. Department of State website. The views and information presented are the participant's own and do not represent the Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Program, the U.S. Department of State, or IREX.