Extended Day Team, Faculty
Upper School Assistant, Extended Daycare Assistant
Fordy Shoor is an upper school assistant and an assistant in the Extended Daycare program. A fourth generation Californian, Mr. Shoor studied at Sarah Lawrence College and completed his undergraduate degree in English literature at UC Berkeley. He is currently an English graduate student at CSU East Bay, specializing in literary analysis and creative composition. He also works for the College Link Program, serving as a coach for students on the autism spectrum. With a background in film, music, and theater, Mr. Shoor has a passion for implementing creative arts skills as holistic practice; he hopes to integrate the practice within a future teaching position. For leisure, he enjoys playing bass, reading literary magazines, and watching funny and scary movies. He joined the Black Pine Circle daycare team in 2017.
Why I Work with Children
I appreciate kids’ perspectives, energy, and endurance. I’ve always worked well with children, but helping and watching a little human grow sold me on being a teacher. It turned from a predisposition to a calling.
A Favorite Book
The Canterbury Tales. Books are able to create a language of their own that communicates on their own terms. This book not only coined terms of its own, but also an entirely new written language: English.