Challenge Trek Team
Home Location: Austin, TX
Occupation: Teacher - Texas School
for the Deaf
Mark has had a lifelong fascination with Everest and the cultures
of Nepal and Tibet, and has dreamed of seeing Mt. Everest up close
and personal. As a teacher of World History and American History
at the Texas School for the Deaf, he frequently teaches a unit on
Everest. Trekking to base camp will be a perfect opportunity for
him to bring real-life experience into the classroom and “connect”
his teaching to his students in the purest sense.
Mark is currently developing a website and an interactive curriculum
where schools and programs for the deaf and hard-of-hearing in this
country will be able to follow Team Everest, and to study Everest
in various disciplines. Mark is really excited about providing online
learning opportunities to deaf and hard-of-hearing students about
a topic that Mark is passionate about - Mount Everest. Deaf himself,
Mark hopes to educate the public about the disability community
and to destroy misconceptions about people with disabilities. Mark,
his wife Leslie and their dog Yeti reside in Austin, Texas.
For more information regarding online learning opportunities for
deaf and hard-of-hearing students, please go to Everestclass.org.