Bucknell University, B.S. in Mathematics, minor in secondary education
Mr. Loomis was among the original faculty when BASIS Independent McLean first opened its doors seven years ago. Before working at BIM, he spent over a decade teaching internationally in schools located in Switzerland, Mexico, and Brazil. While working overseas, not only was he able to experience the richness of living in a foreign country, he also had the opportunity to teach Advanced Placement Calculus, Statistics, and International Baccalaureate (IB) mathematics classes.
Prior to living abroad, Mr. Loomis taught at a prestigious private school in Washington, D.C., for nearly a decade. Mr. Loomis began his teaching career at a large public high school in rural Maryland, where agriculture was the main way of life and the pace provided a stark contrast to bustling Washington, D.C. Each of these enriching experiences offered unique living and working environments from which Mr. Loomis was able to learn and grow both personally and professionally. Reflecting on his goals as an educator, Mr. Loomis shares, “I am excited to be part of BASIS Independent Mclean because of its rigorous core academic program, and am eager to help foster my students’ love of mathematics. In addition to academics, I strongly believe in educating the whole individual, and I actively strive to prepare my students to be healthy, responsible, and informed adults who will play an active role in improving the world they will inherit.”
Mr. Loomis is an avid sports enthusiast, actively participating in and coaching various recreational activities. In addition to coaching scholastic athletics, he has also personally competed in several sporting events over the years, including triathlons, road running events, and recreational basketball leagues.