Meet the Staff: Brennan Williams, Fifth Grade Teacher

What words best describe you?
The words that best describe me are curious and peaceful. 
 
How long have you been at New City School and what did you do before coming here?
This is my first year at New City. Before this I was teaching abroad in several countries. I spent a total of six years in a combination of countries (Dominican Republic, Argentina, and Colombia) in Latin America. 
  
Tell us a bit about yourself.
I am married and have moved a lot in my life. It is nice to settle down in St. Louis. 

What do you like to do when you're not at New City?
I enjoy working on my house. That includes both fixing and, at times, breaking some things. I also enjoy biking and boxing. 

What did six-year-old Brennan want to be when he grew up? 
I wanted to be an astronaut, of course.
 
What is your ideal vacation? 
I would like a combination of total relaxation with some physical challenges, like hiking and swimming in the ocean. I bet Hawaii is nice! 

What is something that most people don't know about you? 
I used to be in charge of the family vegetable garden as a kid. It was a fun activity that I haven't done for years. 
 
What else do you want people to know?
People should know that I am actually not too crazy for biking to work all winter. There has been great weather this year.