Faculty Spotlight: Meet Tom!

  • In The Classroom

This week, we're getting to know Tom Rankin, our new K-4 Science Specialist.

How long have you been at New City?


About four months.

What attracted you to New City?

The mission and philosophy are great, but it came down to the people I met when I came in to visit and the interactions I had with the community.

Which of the Multiple Intelligences do you feel are your strongest?

That's a tough one, sometimes it changes but I think Naturalist is something I've always come back to. 

What makes a good day at school?

When we learn as a class and have fun along the way.

If you had access to a time machine where and when would you go?

I would go pre-historic times to visit early humans and see all the amazing animals that are now extinct. 

What is one of your hidden talents?

I'm pretty good with a frisbee.

What is your favorite time of year and why?

Having just moved back to the midwest after 16 years, I'd say autumn; I love seeing the fall colors again.