Parmatma Khalsa, MAT class of 2014, completed his student teaching at Leverett Elementary. He loves working with and teaching kids. Over the years he has had the pleasure of teaching kids a broad range of skills, from yoga and meditation, to African drumming, to drills and marching. He is actively looking for a lead-teaching position for 3-5 grade, and in the interim, has taken on a job as a paraprofessional at Shutesbury Elementary.
He has been working with children in various capacities since 1999. Fresh out of college at the time, and armed only with a B.A. in creative writing, Parmatma embarked on a two-year adventure as a high school teacher at a boarding school in India. Since then, he has spent summers helping run an international youth camp in New Mexico (Khalsa Youth Camp), has taught kids' African drum classes, and has run several children's programs around the world with his wife.
When he's not busy writing sixth-grade lessons for his student teaching post in Leverett, Parmatma loves playing African and Indian drums, doing yoga and meditation, playing basketball, and spending time with his wife and six-year old son.