B.A. in Music from Berklee College of Music; M.A. in Teaching from Montclair State University. Alan began his career in education in Newark, NJ, and has been teaching 8th grade mathematics for the past 5 years. Alan was also a member of the curriculum committee for Newark Public Schools; consultant in choosing new grading software for the district; tutor for the Rutgers Future Scholars program; coach of the Robotics Team at his school. Currently, Alan teaches 8th grade mathematics at Newark Public Schools in Newark, NJ and aspires to become an administrator at a public school.