Johns Hopkins University, BS Behavioral Biology/Cognitive Science
Oxford University, MSc, Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology
Subject Areas at Winch:Science and Math Teacher
To call Mr. Hamidi a “Brainiac” would not be too far of a stretch, as he has studied both the evolution and the workings of our gray matter! The correct term would be “evolutionary anthropologist”. But as technical as that may sound, Mr. Hamidi has also done lots of work as an experiential and outdoor science teacher and counselor. He brings tremendous experience to the Winch and understands our commitment to getting our students out of the classroom and into the field. And as noted in his favorite quote below, having fun is also important too!
Favorite Quote: “We do not take humor seriously enough.” – Konrad Lorenz
Pastime: Playing musical instruments, including but not limited to: renaissance keyboard music, old-time fiddle tunes, accordion waltzes, classical mandolin repertoire, and country dances on recorder.
Song to start the day: “Morning” from The Sacred Harp
Superpower: Astral projection
Thoughts on Teaching: “A teacher can never truly teach unless he is still learning himself.” – Rabindranath Tagore