Mr. Joyce was born and raised near Springfield, Massachusetts. He attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio where he earned a bachelor’s degree in International Studies and Journalism. While at Miami, he was a member of the Men's Varsity Swimming & Diving Team, where he competed for four years and served as Co-Captain during his senior year.
After a life changing experience studying abroad and working as a reporter in Kosovo, he realized he wanted to become a teacher. He applied to Teach for America and was accepted as a 2014 Corps Member. Now an Alumni of the Teach for America program, Ian continues to teach as a passionate Eastway Jaguar while running Gen-One Charlotte. Ian currently teaches 8th grade U.S. History, and was the recipient of the 2017 Charlotte Chamber's Young Professional Educator of the Year award.
Mr. Gabriel was born and raised near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He attended Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Management, and was accepted into Carnegie-Mellon’s 3-2 MBA Program.
Mr. Gabriel earned his Master of Arts in Teaching degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He is a National Board Certified Teacher and assessor for the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.
Mr. Gabriel teaches 7th grade math at Eastway Middle School, and he is a past teacher of the year and math department chair at Eastway Middle School. Mr. Gabriel was named a 2013 MeckEd Teacher of Excellence and recipient of MeckEd’s Paul Jackson Teacher of the Year Award. Mr. Gabriel was a 2017 recipient of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools' I AM CMS award.
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Mr. Wilkinson was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Greensboro, North Carolina. He attended Davidson College, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology. Currently he is a candidate for a Master of Arts in English Education at Teachers College, Columbia University.
Before becoming an educator, Mr. Wilkinson spent time working for non-profits and community organizing. He became a 2015 Teach for America Corps Member and now serves as a Leroy Pop Miller Fellow. This will be his 3rd year teaching 7th grade English Language Arts at Eastway Middle School.