Mr. Mandeville received his Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude with a double major in letters and French from the University of Oklahoma in 2010. During his master's program, he received a scholarship to participate in Middlebury College's summer Russian program, which he completed in 2012. In 2014, he received his master's degree in French literature from the University of Oklahoma, and he was formally recognized for excellence in teaching by the University Provost.
As a member of the Languages faculty at BASIS Independent Brooklyn focused on French, Mr. Mandeville is passionate about his role in opening the world to young minds, to making it accessible, and to helping all students recognize their importance and potential as its citizens. "My number one goal is to help each of my students find a personal interest in the lessons they study this year," he says.
"BASIS Independent offers unique autonomy to its teachers, which allows us to explore and present lessons from different angles. Imagination is key to true mastery of a subject, and BASIS Independent proves the amazing results that come when students are encouraged to creatively interact with their lessons," he says with pride.
As an avid runner, his time outside of the classroom is often spent finding new running trails through the city, or practicing yoga. "I love exploring the cultural marvels of New York City and reading fine French literature," he says.