Teacher - Mathematics
Dr. John Bryk graduated from Williams College in 2002 with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and economics. There, he was active in student theater, was on the board of directors of the student-run radio station, and was the recipient of the Rosenstein Award for best mathematics major in his senior year. Dr. Bryk then earned his doctorate in mathematics in 2012 from Rutgers University, where he researched algebraic number theory and automorphic forms. Dr. Bryk was a professor in the mathematics and computer science departments at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, a constituent school of the City University of New York in New York City, from 2009 until 2016. He then decided to make the change to teaching high school and worked at Dwight-Englewood School in Englewood, N.J., before coming to Porter's in 2018. He was drawn to Porter’s because of the rich history of the school, the confident and welcoming attitude of the students, and the innovative academic approach of the faculty.
Dr. Bryk teaches mathematics and lives on campus. He also serves as an advisor, dorm affiliate, and advisor to the mock trial team.
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Sophie Paris graduated from Colgate University with an Honors degree in Studio Art, with a concentration in Photography. Sophie is a Photojournalist, who worked for clients including the United Nations, Bill Gates Foundation, Yele Haiti, UNDP, Corbis, New York Times, International Herald Tribune, Miami Herald, Newsweek, Getty, AP and Reuters from 1998 to 2012. Sophie also traveled with Hillary Clinton during her primary run for US President as her personal photographer from 2007-2008, after which she attended the One Year Full-Time Certificate program studying Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at the International Center of Photography in NYC. In 2004, the UN sent Sophie to Haiti to photograph the political insecurity, within days her love for Haiti was ignited, and she decided to make her home in a seaside fishing village where she lived until moving to Farmington in 2012 to join Porter’s faculty. Sophie’s Haiti work has been widely exhibited in Haiti, New York City, and Geneva and it has been published in several books.
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