Stephen Lathrop

What do you teach?

7th grade pre-algebra

Where did you go to school?

Georgia Tech

How would you describe yourself in middle school?

Nerd – very interested in education!

What was your favorite book, music, or movie when you were in middle school?

Bigmouth Strikes Again by The Smiths

Why did you choose to teach with Reach for Excellence?

I have a passion for education, teaching, and community outreach. I’m so pleased to be able to accomplish all three within RFE

Tell us about your teaching philosophy…

I prefer employing the Socratic Method by using questions to stimulate engagement and learn the process of problem-solving.

What is your favorite aspect of teaching Middle School students?

I love the energy!

What is your favorite Reach for Excellence memory?

This is my first year teaching with RFE and I very clearly remember my first day teaching. I have been interested in being a teacher for so long that it was a realization of a dream for me and a very special moment.

What’s your claim to fame?

Outside of my job as a business consultant and teaching with RFE, I am a singer in a local band and love to perform!