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Quinn Rollins has been a social studies teacher in Granite School District in Salt Lake City since 2004. Whether teaching children or adults, he believes in engaging students with humor, pop culture, and new perspectives. He’s worked with the education programs for the University of Utah, Utah State University, Brigham Young University – Idaho, and Westminster College of Salt Lake City. Quinn has served as master teacher and mentor for a Teaching American History Grant, and for a National Endowment for the Humanities Landmarks of American History Workshop in Chicago, Illinois. He received the Utah Council for the Social Studies Secondary Teacher of the Year award in 2011, and the “Utah’s Best of the West” award at the National Council for the Social Studies conference in 2015. He currently serves as the social studies curriculum specialist for Granite School District. He was also awarded the Best Historical Scene and Best Custom Minifigures Awards at BrickSlopes 2015, Utah’s LEGO Convention. And they’re pretty fancy.
He earned his master’s degree in Instructional Design and Educational Technology and his bachelor’s degrees in History Teaching and German Teaching from the University of Utah.
Quinn loves presenting at local, state, and national conferences. Popular presentations include student engagement, teaching with pop culture, the literacy of comic books and graphic novels, and using toys to teach. Quinn’s hobbies include designing and playing with toys, doodling in staff meetings, reading comic books, and…let’s say “running” to sound like a well-rounded person. He believes cheese is “an enemy to mankind,” but won’t say no to pizza.