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Meet Mr. Mason

Mr. Masoned.mason@kenstonapps.org | Website

Education [high school / college(s) / degree(s)]: North Olmsted High School; Cleveland State University (Bachelor’s Degree in Computer & Information Science; begun Master’s Degrees in Software Engineering and in Math)
What year did you start teaching and where?: Kenston High School, 2009
What year did you start at Kenston?: 2009
Why did you become a teacher?: I subconsciously had a passion for teaching evident since childhood, idolized many of my favorite teachers in high school, and realized that I know material better than some professors I’ve observed.
Why did you choose your discipline?: I always knew I was going to be involved in computer programming, and with it inherently comes math, both of which are skills that came very naturally and are intrinsically interesting and practical.
What hobbies / interests do you have?: Computer programming and math, of course! (You can tell I was very popular in school.) Also gaming, which undoubtedly led to my interest in programming in the first place.
What is your favorite food?: Americanized Asian (which of course is not true Asian)
What is your favorite Movie or TV show?: Back To The Future
What is your favorite book?: I’m not one for reading, but when I do it’s typically nonfiction.
Where is your favorite place to travel?: Anywhere; I like traveling in general, whether to visit friends, attend family reunions, or explore more exotic and adventurous destinations. I’d love to see more of Eurasia.
What is your favorite quote?: “Everything is standing right out in the open; it’s just a question of how you look at it. So you do discover, when you realize this, the most extraordinary thing that I never cease to be flabbergasted at whenever it happens to me. Some people will use a symbolism of the relationship of God to the universe, wherein God is a brilliant light, only somehow veiled, hiding underneath all these forms as you look around you. So far so good. But the truth is funnier than that. It is that you are looking right at the brilliant light now, that the experience you are having that you call ordinary everyday consciousness, pretending you’re not it, that experience is exactly the same thing as “it”. There’s no difference at all. And when you find that out, you laugh yourself silly. That’s the great discovery.” -Alan Watts, 1960

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