Mr. Wirth received his Master of Arts in Honors History from Brooklyn College and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from Queens College. He has spent over two decades in the classroom, teaching American History, American Government, Global Studies, English Language Arts, and Humanities to middle and high school students at private, public, and charter schools. In addition to teaching, Mr. Wirth has served as a Faculty Advisor, chess coach, and mentor for a student mentor project, all of which have helped make him a productive collaborator with fellow faculty members and administrative teams.
Mr. Wirth was drawn to BASIS Independent Manhattan because the school’s mission was in line with his educational philosophy and its belief in the unlimited potential of all students. His goal is for students to exceed expectations in a supportive and respectful environment by managing and recognizing their individual needs.
As an avid reader, Mr. Wirth is extremely interested in the political events of the moment. He enjoys going to the movies, listening to all forms of music, attending concerts, cross-country skiing, and walking in Nature. He has had many incredible experiences including working as a Flight Simulator Instructor in the United States Air Force, making furniture, working as an indoor horticulturist, working in the film industry, and working in the field of human/civil rights.