Sean Griffin, a seventh grade U.S. History teacher, is completing his second year at Brambleton Middle School in Ashburn, Virginia. The 2021-22 school year was his 18th year as a teacher for Loudoun County Public Schools and his 20th year as an educator. In 2010, he received a Virginia Milken Educator Award. Griffin has been a consistent presenter and mentor at the annual Teachers of Promise Institute, which honors pre-service teachers as they enter the profession. Griffin has been trained in personalized learning and project-based learning, incorporating these educational platforms into his daily teaching to inspire critical thinking and help students connect historical topics and themes to their daily lives. This fall, in addition to his classroom teaching, Sean will begin his first year as the Subject Area Lead Teacher for the Social Sciences and Global Studies department at Brambleton.