Mr. Calloway joined the Journey Faculty in 2013-14, serving admirably as the Grade 7 Main Class Teacher. Mr. Calloway will miss his students dearly, but is also excited about forming up next year’s second 4th Grade Class. He’s especially looking forward to exploring the rich Norse Myths with his students and can’t wait for the kids to encounter all the various characters in the curriculum.
Mr. Calloway has over tens years of experience working with children in public, private, charter, and informal educational settings. Throughout this diversity of teaching environments, he has gained an appreciation for hands-on learning and loves to challenge students with dynamic educational experiences.
Mr. Calloway’s work with children began as an outdoor educator working at a summer camp in Pennsylvania. His experience connecting children to nature was enhanced through his studies at Prescott College in northern Arizona where he earned a B.A in History with a minor in Outdoor Education. While studying in Prescott, Mr. Calloway spent a semester volunteering in the classrooms of a local Waldorf charter school called the Mountain Oak Charter School. Through this experience, Mr. Calloway saw that the philosophy of the Waldorf high school he attended in Pennsylvania could have a thriving presence in the world of public education.
While teaching preschool in Irvine for three years and earning a California Single Subject Credential from Chapman University, he gained valuable classroom experience working with students from the age of three to seventeen years. During his time studying the use of experiential education in history classrooms as part of his master’s degree, Mr. Calloway explored the best practices of project-based and dynamic learning to further his appreciation and use of student participation in classroom activities.
In his free time, Mr. Calloway enjoys hiking, mountain biking, and camping in the hills and mountains of southern California and spending time reading or playing the banjo at his home in Irvine.
Ms. Torrey joined the Journey School Faculty in 2011 as a First Grade Teacher, and she is very pleased to continue with the class during 4th Grade. She is especially excited to experience the majesty of the sea next year as she sets sail with her students aboard the Spirit of Dana Point.
Before coming to Journey, Ms. Torrey was employed as a Lead Teacher at the Mariposa Center in Rhode Island. Ms. Torrey earned a BA in Fine Arts from Arcadia University in Pennsylvania—where she was recognized as a Distinguished Scholar. She then attended the University of Pennsylvania’s MA program with a specific focus on Urban Education. Ms. Torrey possesses several teaching credentials, including the California Preliminary Multiple Subject Credential.
Ms. Torrey also earned her Teaching Certificate in Waldorf Education along with colleagues. She is fluent in Spanish and infuses her classroom with multicultural learning opportunities. Away from school, Ms. Torrey loves to travel and has a passion for photography. This summer, she will be traveling to Ecuador and Peru and looks forward to sharing stories and photographs of her adventures.