Place of Birth: Republic of Panamá
Countries Taught: USA
Years of Teaching: 18
Mr. Robert Ames graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a JD, and a BA in English, Comparative Literature and a Certificate in African Area Studies. Mr. Ames practiced law as a public defender for a few years, then decided to pursue his real passion, teaching, and completed an MAT: ESOL from American University. He has been teaching since 2004, and is certified in Spanish, ESL and Elementary Education. His most recent grants, awards and institutes include Fund for Teachers (2013); American Lawyers Alliance Law-Related Educator of the Year – Middle School (2015); and “Federal Trials and Great Debates in U.S. History” Summer Institute for Teachers, cosponsored by the Federal Judicial Center and the American Bar Association Division for Public Education (2016). His hobbies include cooking, scuba diving, traveling, reading, writing, photography, and spending as much time as possible with his wife and two daughters.