Mr. Birk brings 32 years of teaching experience to Cincinnati Digital Academy (CDA). Prior to joining CDA, he taught at Merry Middle School, Woodward High School and Hughes Center. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Cincinnati and a master’s degree in the Art of Teaching from Marygrove College.
What subject do you teach?
How long have you been with CDA?
Why did you go into teaching?
As a teenager, I enjoyed teaching/coaching the younger kids on my swim team. I thought that working with kids would be an enjoyable career path. Coaching at Mt. Lookout Swim Club gave me the experience of working with kids of all age levels. It was there that I realized I enjoyed working with high school kids.
Why did you join the teaching staff at CDA?
I taught the online after-school credit recovery program at Hughes Center and saw the great benefit of the online learning experience. When CPS called me about opening CDA, I jumped at the opportunity of starting an online home school.
What do you enjoy most about teaching at CDA?
I enjoy working with the students.
What is the CDA difference?
CDA is flexible. Students and families can set their schedules to fit their needs. Students have the ability to meet with their teachers when they have issues. Students have access to their teachers outside of a traditional school day and even on weekends.