Diana Gross is traveling as a "Global Educational Correspondent" during the 2011-12 and 2012-13 school years. She is connecting with cultures around the world and facilitating a dialogue about various global perspectives between Garrison Forest School students and students from around the globe.
Follow her travels on her blog: www.TravelingTeacherBlog.com.
About Diana Gross:
Ms. Gross moved to Baltimore in 2001 to work for Johns Hopkins University as a literacy consultant and curriculum developer at the Center for the Social Organization of Schools. In 2003, she joined the Garrison Forest faculty as an English teacher. She also taught Digital Video Making in the Upper School and advised the new Middle School Productions. In 2007, she transitioned into a new role as Middle School Technology Coordinator, teaching Digital Thinking I and II, a 6th and 7th Grade media literacy and youth media production curriculum, and Scratch, an MIT programming course.
A photographer and independent documentary filmmaker, Ms. Gross directed and produced Behind Closed Doors (2007), a film exploring trauma survivors’ experiences in the mental health systems, and Healing Neen (2009), a follow-up to Behind Closed Doors. Her first film screened at the 2007 Maryland Film Festival and won "Best Documentary-National Category" at the 2007 All-American Film Festival. Prior to beginning her world-wide travels on behalf of Garrison Forest in September 2011, she was working on her third film entitled The Regulars, a documentary about her father and the half-century old pick-up softball game that he plays every Sunday in Central Park.