Tom was born in Aurora, CO. His father in the Air Force, he moved around quite a bit growing up, but has been back living in CO for much of his adult life. Tom has been teaching Social Studies for 16 years, including AP US History, AP US Government, AP Comparative Government, and IB Geography. He has taught in the IB program at George Washington HS and currently teaches at Cherry Creek HS. He approaches teaching as a way to help each student find the methods that work for him, an approach that melds perfectly with Peak’s educational philosophy. Outside of teaching, Tom enjoys keeping up with current events, talking politics, and spending time with his family.