About Me

Tom Bennett and Jenn

My name is Tom Shaw.  I was born in upstate New York, but grew up on Long Island and in North Carolina.  While in North Carolina, I attended the University of North Carolina Chapel where I received a B.A. in Radio, Television, and Motion Pictures.  I later moved to Atlanta, Georgia  where I founded and ran a multimedia production company that worked for clients such as CNN and Coca-Cola.

In 2006, I received my Master of Education from Georgia State University.  Also, in that year, I moved to Louisville, Kentucky and began teaching social studies at Central High School.  I am working on my degree in Library Media Education to further my horizons and to increase my knowledge of inquiry based learning.

I have a 9 year old son named Bennett from a previous marriage.  He keeps me busy with his interests in ice hockey, cross-country, swimming, diving, chess, science club and piano lessons.  I also play ice hockey, guitar (semi-professionally), and piano (not well).  I collect old vinyl albums and enjoy brewing my own beer.

This past summer, I married the love of my life, Jenn.  We were childhood friends who only saw each other one week a year, while on vacation in the 1970s and early 80s.  30 years after our families last vacationed together, we reunited as middle aged kids on Facebook.  This time, it’s for good.

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4 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Tom, I like your site and your introduction was neat. I look forward to working with you this semester as we near the LME finish line.

    • I’ve always wanted to teach. I started getting concerned when the kids in my neighborhood in Atlanta didn’t seem to know a lot of the basic things I knew in school at their age. I thought that I should do something instead of just complaining about it, which is what most people do.

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