After teaching high school English at a public school in western Connecticut for five years, Mr. Bundy was unsure of what to expect from an IB school. However, Sturgis’ prestige and high rank intrigued him: “Sturgis has a great reputation, so it was on my radar. I wanted to teach at an IB school, so it seemed like a good fit.”
After just one month, the Sturgis community and positive atmosphere have already exceeded his expectations! When asked about his experience at Sturgis, he expressed his happiness: “It's been great! I think Sturgis has done a nice job of creating a reflective, open-minded, and supportive community. I've really been enjoying myself!” One of the first things he noticed at Sturgis was the plethora of clubs and other opportunities for enrichment: “They do a LOT of things right here.”
Students in Mr. Bundy’s freshman English class have commented not only on his fascinating lesson plans but also on his fascinating stories about his life outside of school. When he is not reading his favorite books, The Street of Crocodiles and Independent People, Mr. Bundy aims to improve his own life as well as others. He loves to learn about environmental and animal rights activism. He aims to be environmentally aware in his own life: whenever possible, he goes running or cycling rather than driving.
Throughout the interview, Mr. Bundy stressed the importance of students living life with a positive perspective: “Be open to the world,” he maintains.
Thank you, Mr. Bundy, for joining the Sturgis community! The StormWatch team hopes that you continue to enjoy our school. Go Storm!