Joined on 15/02/2017 • Born 18/01/1989
Passionate about travel, conservation and education.. My name is Casey Maxwell and I am currently a primary school teacher in New Jersey, USA. I teach special education to a group of eight students in the general education classroom setting of twenty four students. I have been a teacher for five years. I have an Associates degree in Biology, a Bachelor’s degree in History and English and a Master’s Degree in Primary and Special Education. I am also a certified Reading Specialist. In my classroom, my students have conducted research projects about conservation and what they can do to help protect the earth. I think that it is important to teach and show my students the challenges our planet is currently facing and watch them come up with ways that they as 9/10 years olds can do and make a difference. I come from a family of volunteers who are passionate about helping others. I love being outside, working with nature and traveling. In my free time I like to garden, go hiking and exploring as well as to visit my family and friends around the globe. In thinking about the skills that I have which might be useful for this expedition, I am passionate about helping others, making a difference and meeting new people. I work well with others and am a good listener. I also love to learn and am always willing to try new things. I think that this project would be an excellent opportunity for me to meet new people, learn about a topic that interests me and participate in activities that will help in the protection of wildlife.
I am an enthusiastic learner and listener. I am able to work as part of a team. I am also able to problem solve and give out my own ideas and opinions while listening to those of others. I am also a hard worker who puts 100% into everything that I do.
Last summer I volunteered with the cetacean research and rescue unit in Northern Scotland.