Chris Teasdale joined the Morristown-Beard School Middle School faculty in 2005 after initially serving as a substitute teacher at MBS.
Chris graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Skidmore College with a teaching certificate, but he put his long-term interest in education on hold for two decades while working in a variety of roles at Bell Laboratories, the research arm of the Bell Telephone System. Following his time at Bell Labs, Chris began his career in education by teaching 8th grade history – at first, ancient history, and then later, American history.
After serving the MBS Community for about a decade in that role, Chris took a sabbatical, during which he built a seminar for juniors and seniors on the importance of forests to both ancient and modern cultures. He now teaches 9th grade humanities history as well as the seminar on forests, both of which call upon his expertise in ancient cultures.
In addition to his support of the Green Team and the Progressives Club, Chris enjoys his time on the ski slopes with the MBS Ski Club and backs up aspiring vocalists at Contemporary Music Workshop concerts. He also is active in his local community, serving as Chair of Tewksbury Township’s Environmental Commission and Secretary of the Tewksbury Land Trust. When he isn’t busy telling “rascal stories” to his grandchildren, Chris can also be found doing stewardship activities on the 20 acres of woodland that he owns, including managing his beehives and building deer exclosures.