Griffin is thrilled to join the FBRA community this year as the 6/7th grade Spanish teacher. Raised in northern Virginia, his passion for experiential education began his junior year of high school where he attended and graduated from an experiential-immersion high school in Atenas, Costa Rica. He opted for a gap year before starting university where he spent 3 months in Morocco receiving his ISA Level 1 Surf instructor certification, and 5 months in Panama volunteering with an educational outreach program that serves the Ngäbe community.
He attended the University of North Carolina at Wilmington where he received a B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Spanish. During his summers in college he worked as a surf instructor in Wrightsville Beach NC where he helped to lead their international Costa Rica summer program in Playa Grande. Since graduating from school, he has worked in direct care mental health programs for adolescents, Primarily in Wilderness Therapy.
He is passionate about blending socio-emotional learning and cross cultural experiences. In his free time he enjoys hiking, cooking, skateboarding and surfing when he can.