Grant Flatgard is a seasoned secondary education teacher with six years’ experience in the New York City Public School system who earned his Master of Science in Education degree with an emphasis on students with disabilities from St. John’s University in Queens, New York. A native of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Grant earned his Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from the University of Minnesota in 2008. He spent several years working for his alma mater after graduation, ultimately serving as Program Coordinator for the University’s Office of Admissions before moving to Brooklyn, New York to begin his teaching career with the New York Teaching Fellows.
Grant was designated as Grade Head for the 7th grade during the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 school years, and looks forward to meeting new friends, students, challenges, and opportunities during his Fulbright fellowship. Grant has long been an enthusiastic traveler, and is fortunate to have fond memories from months of travel throughout Europe including a memorable previous visit to Norway, which is where his family emigrated from generations ago. He could not be more excited to learn from his Norwegian hosts and offer his new students and colleagues every opportunity possible to learn from him.