Bio: Evan Glazer

Local,Mary Katharine Ham
>> Born in Evanston, Ill., on July 4, 1971, the youngest of three boys.

>> Saw the movie "Star Wars" in 1977. Advice from Yoda is framed in his office: "Do, or do not. There is no try."

>> Glazer's beloved Washington Redskins win their first Super Bowl in January 1983.

>> Graduated in 1989 from Glenbrook South High School in Gleview, Ill., where he was captain and MVP of the cross-country team.

>> Earned degrees in math and math education, with a minor in teaching physics, from the University of Illinois in 1993.

>> Returned to Glenbrook South in 1994 to teach math and technology, as well as coach the cross-country team, the math team, the scholastic bowl and the computer club.

>> Co-authored "Real-Life Math: Everyday Use of Mathematical Concepts" in 2002.
"My role," Glazer said, "is to provide the students and teachers an environment where they can pu

>> In 2003, completed a Ph.D. in teaching with technology at the University of Georgia.

>> Later that year, moved to Roanoke, Va., to direct the Roanoke Valley Governor's School as well as teach calculus and technology.

>> Moved to Washington in 2006 to become principal of Thomas Jefferson and "be closer to FedEx Field."

>> Dressed as Austin Powers, he danced in front of the student body at Thomas Jefferson's 2006 Homecoming spirit rally.

>> In 2008, saw a former math student from Roanoke Valley go on to become a math teacher at the same school.
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