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Compass Profiles: Adam Fallik

posted Tue, Jul 03, 2018

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This summer, we will be highlighting members of the Compass Community.  This could include staff members, founding families, volunteers, board members, school designers, students or community partners.
 
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Staff: Adam Fallik

Teacher Adviser: Special Education

 
Six Word Memoir: 

Drummer Teacher Adventurer Traveler Friend Risk-taker

What’s your educational specialty/background?

Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education and Master’s Degree in Special Education

Why Compass?

I am committed to the creation of Compass because it challenges the traditional school system. It provides a unique opportunity for students to make choices about their own education. It also gives students the opportunity to change the world and conquer real-life challenges.

Besides your specialty, what other talents and interests do you want to share with our community?

I am a local musician. I play drums in Wasteland Hop.

What previous life experiences are you bringing to the Compass Community?

Lots of travel experience. I have worked with a variety of people with disabilities. I have a huge heart for people and care deeply about those with special needs.

What do you believe?

I believe that in order to be a well-rounded human we must see the best in ourselves and equally see the best in others. At any given point people are doing the best they can. 

We should always be present and listen. 

Love over Fear.

If you could wake up tomorrow with one new quality or ability, what would it be?

I’d love to fly or to breathe underwater

For what in your life do you feel the most grateful?

My family and friends

What would constitute a “perfect day”?

Walking down a street I’ve never been before and exploring a new city

When do you feel at your most creative self?

On stage playing music

What three skills are most essential to live in these times?

Strong communication skills, Patience, Flexibility

What place would you most like to travel to if you had to go alone?

Europe

What are some of your favorite quotes?

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow, learn as if you were to live forever.”