Science Teacher, Madeline Duggar Andrews Middle School, Medford, MA
Mr. Prileson teaches science to 7th graders and is also the Outing and Environmental Club Adviser. As you can probably guess, he enjoys the outdoors, as well as playing music and sports with his friends. These are lifelong interests for Mr. Prileson. As a child, he loved sports and baseball and was curious about how pitchers could throw 90+ mph. He also liked learning about nature, especially birds.
Mr. Prileson didn’t always know he wanted to be a teacher. After college, he started blogs about science and history and realized he loved explaining concepts to other people and saw a future for himself in teaching. He is inspired by his students and their love of learning, and stays energized by performing demonstrations, setting up labs, and bringing fresh science from the world into his classroom. He works hard to engage his students in doing science, rather than just learning content, and instills a passion for scientific exploration in his students that is rare among middle school classes.