John Bauer is from Chicago, Illinois. He completed his BA in English Literature with a Concentration in the Humanities at Macalester College in 1988. He received his Teaching Credentials from San Francisco State University in 1994 and his MA in English Literature from Loyola University of Chicago in 2003. In 2008 he received a diploma for Cinemagraphic Direction from the Centre d’Estudis Cinematografics de Catalunya (CECC) in Barcelona.
John has been working with youngsters since the age of 16.
His formal teaching experience began in 1994 in Skokie, Illinois where he taught English, Maths, History and Geography to college students, coached the soccer team, led a musicians’ “jam” club and video club, and chaired the Environmental Committee.
He moved to Sitges, Spain in 2003 where he initially taught Maths, Art and EFL to Secondary students and then switched to CM2. He worked many summers as an EFL Teacher and Coordinator in Benasque, Aragon in the Spanish Pyrenees.
He moved to Paris in 2009 where he has been working as an English, Spanish, and Fine Arts teacher at the Pôle Innovant Lyéen (PIL), an alternative reinsertion program for secondary students who have dropped out of school. He has also directed an intensive French language-immersion summer camp at Collège Passy Buzenval in Rueil-Malmaison.
Master of Arts in English Literature, Loyola University Chicago. 2003.
Single Subject Certification in the Teaching of English, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California. 1994.
Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, Macalester College; St. Paul, Minnesota. 1988.
Diploma in Film Direction; Centre d’Estudis Cinematogràfics de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. 2008.
Hiking, ambulating, rambling, trekking (on oxygen-challenged Alpine-style vectors), peregrinating up to and including the practice of advanced peripatetics; biking long distances over a series of consecutive days, voire weeks (aka, bike touring); drawing people’s faces; making my own freeform decidedly uncommercial and exquisitely outer worldy music; practicing my love for words via the medium of writing; being in nature as much as possible alone or amongst dogs, family and friends, in any combination thereof; discussing urban planning and sustainable development with the one friend who is interested in this passionate subject; practicing a healthy mix of la vita activa and la vita contemplativa.