Curtis is clearly passionate about ecology and sharing his knowledge of individual, community and global wellness. He hopes to develop strong, supportive relationships with Arete students. Curtis is enthusiastic, along with the rest of the Arete team, about teaching the practical and interpersonal skills necessary to build a healthy and regenerative future.
Arete welcomed Curtis to the team at the end of the 2016/17 school year when he finished out the year teaching Life Skills. During the 2018/19 he will continue to teach Environmental Studies (“Energy Futures”) and Spanish. Curtis will also contribute to the Arete Wellness Center by conducting Neurofeedback brain training.
Curtis received a bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences and a second in Spanish from the University of St. Thomas. Curtis then lived in Mexico for five years earning two master’s degrees, one in International Relations from Alliant University in Mexico City and another in Sustainability & Transformative Processes from the University of Veracruz, Mexico. He also has certificates in Permaculture, Holistic Health Coaching, Community Mediation, and Youth Restorative Justice.
Curtis has worked in schools as a conflict resolution facilitator through Minneapolis Conflict Resolution Center, coordinated ACES for Kids after school program and was the Education Director at Spark-Y Youth Action Labs developing and managing an experiential education program.