Philip A. Steinbacher

Philip A. Steinbacher

Philip Steinbacher has a range of professional experiences combining components of teaching, writing, music, and entertainment. Before becoming a teacher, he worked for the entertainment division of Walt Disney World in Orlando. After earning a degree in education, he began a teaching career that has included work with students from grades K–12 in public and private schools in Florida, North Carolina, Illinois, and Hawai'i. From 1998–2003 he served as program coordinator for a small public school district in the Chicago suburbs, teaching and designing organizational and programmatic systems for administering the district’s K–8 gifted program. Steinbacher has led various teacher workshops on differentiation strategies, gifted identification, and other areas of professional development, has worked closely with school boards and administrators reviewing and redesigning gifted programs, and held the position of building-level curriculum coordinator.

Steinbacher has a bachelor’s degree in music from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in elementary education from the University of Central Florida. He is an active member of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the American Choral Conductors Association, and the National Association for Music Education. Quotation Quizzlers, a collection of critical thinking puzzles based on inspirational quotations, is his first book. His second title, Vocabulary Ladders, was published in 2006. Philip now lives in Hawai'i, where he teaches English and music and serves as department head at the foremost independent school on the island of Kaua'i.

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