Corwith Cramer has been an Upper School English teacher at Bullis for two years. He is admired by both teachers and students for his passionate teaching style and his vibrant personality. Cramer’s love of the outdoors adds to his already energetic personality, and he uses this passion to benefit the Bullis community.
“Pretty early on I decided [the outdoors] was something I would really like to teach,” Cramer stated.
This early start elevated his knowledge of nature and allowed him to teach about the outdoors around the U.S. He has instructed in Maine, Boston, Vermont, and California. Cramer now teaches in our “incredibly rich area for outdoor activities” throughout the summer.
Cramer was speechless when asked about the outdoors - because he “loves it so much”. Specifically, he enjoys the simplicity of life that one achieves in the outdoors:
“When backpacking or kayaking you travel with everything you need, on your back. Everything has a cost. Everything has a reward.”
Cramer uses this simplicity of the outdoors to be free from distractions and to escape to a place where he is “never bored."
“There is always something to do”, Cramer said. “In the outdoors there is not much else to think about except doing that."
Cramer always finds ways to keep himself and his students interested in what they are doing. He incorporates his love for the outdoors into the classroom by taking his class outside whenever possible. According to Cramer, the outdoors “provides a lot of opportunities to practice leadership” so he uses the outdoors experience to inspire leaders in the classroom.
Since Cramer’s addition to Bullis, he has brought both tangible and intangible techniques and principles to the Bullis community. Generating enthusiasm for the outdoors and Bullis alike, Mr. Cramer has had a notably positive impact on the Bullis community.