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Brian Huser

2014 Fellow
Lighthouse Community Charter School
Oakland, California

Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Brian relocated to the greater Philadelphia, Penn., area to study at Swarthmore College, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics and film and media studies. During his time at Swarthmore, he explored mathematics education through various jobs, including working as a private tutor for middle school students and as a clinician in the school’s department of mathematics and statistics. Brian also worked with mathematics students in varying grades over the course of two summers, as a math assistant and as a residential teaching assistant. For fun, Brian sang with 16 Feet, the college’s all-male a cappella singing group.

To further explore the intricacies of teaching, Brian enrolled in the Stanford Teacher Education Program (STEP) following the completion of his undergraduate studies. In June 2014, he earned a Master of Arts in Education from Stanford University.

As a KSTF Teaching Fellow, Brian looks forward “to being part of a community of passionate and knowledgeable educators.” He also looks forward to “being supported in conceptualizing and living out what it means to be a teacher leader.”

In earlier years, Brian sang, acted and played classical piano. This self-proclaimed film buff is fond of academic film theory and is the author of a scholarly article, “Returning the Look,” that was published in Film Matters 3.2.


It fills me up to watch students grow over time, and to have a hand in that growth. Through teaching, I get to spend that sort of meaningful time with people, while working to address social inequity—it's a no-brainer.

Brian Huser
2014 Fellow