Early childhood through grade 12

Hawthorne Valley Association

Brian Scannell teaches humanities classes in both the high school and the middle school. Brian grew up in Georgia and from a young age was drawn to literature, the arts and music. He felt called out west for college and earned his B.A. in English literature from Montana State University. After graduation he worked for a number of years in outdoor education before moving to Portland, Oregon. There he worked for many years at educational non-profits until he eventually turned his focus to photography and journalism. He followed that dream out to Amman, Jordan where he worked for a variety of magazines. Brian and his wife Julie also worked on Semester at Sea, a university that circumnavigates the globe. Brian went back to graduate school in 2014 to earn his Master’s in Teaching degree from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA. and has been in the classroom ever since. He also holds a Waldorf teaching certificate from the Center for Anthroposophy. When he is not teaching Brian enjoys camping, reading, repurposing old furniture and spending time with his family.