Colin has lived most of his life in Wayland, MA. His mother grew up in town and he moved there when he was three years old because his parents wanted to make sure that Colin had a great education.
Education has been a central theme in his life. Colin went to excellent public schools and eventually became an educator. When he was in 7th grade, he was taught at the Wayland Middle School that one person can make a difference in the world. That idea stuck with Colin and he decided to devote his life to helping other people. He studied Political Science at American University in Washington, DC, and spent time interning on Capitol Hill, but Colin left those experiences jaded and cynical. He observed that too often today’s government doesn’t care enough to make a real difference in people’s lives.
Upon graduation, Colin returned home and applied for a position at the Wayland Middle School teaching study skills to 6th graders. That first experience working in a school showed him that he could make an impact on kids’ lives, so Colin got his Masters in Teaching at Boston University and became a History Teacher. Over the past 5 years he has taught US History, AP Government, and Criminal Justice to students of all different learning styles.
Colin has also coached boys soccer for the last five years at the Wayland High School. During that time, they have won two state championships. More importantly, he has had the chance to work with hundreds of students on and off the soccer field to help them learn what it takes to be good citizens in our society.
However, at the end of the day, family is most important to Colin. His family has always supported his desire to make a difference and will be right there with him throughout the course of the campaign.