Brett McGinnis is Atmosphere’s 8th Grade Leader. Mr. McGinnis graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Cornell University and a Master’s Degree in Teaching from Relay Graduate School of Education. He is currently pursuing a New York State School Building Leader Certificate at the College of Saint Rose. Previously, McGinnis served as a Lead Lesson Planner, Science Instructional Leader, Grade Level Leader, and 8th Grade Living Environment teacher at Kings Collegiate Charter School in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, a member of the Uncommon Schools network. Prior to that, Mr. McGinnis served as a Corps Member and then Team Leader with an Americorps program called City Year at a high school in Elmhurst, Queens. He is incredibly excited to bring his passion and dedication to the Atmosphere community.