As the first day of our inaugural school year approaches, we're thrilled to unveil to you the team that will make up the founding faculty and staff of BASIS Independent Manhattan. We're pleased to introduce to you Paul Schuman, Math Subject Expert Teacher.


In 1977, Mr. Schuman completed his Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Economics from Drew University. In 1983, he earned a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Temple University. From 1992-1993, he participated in a Master’s degree in Education program at Temple University.

Mr. Schuman is a Math Subject Expert Teacher at BASIS Independent Manhattan. His goal is Paul Schuman.jpgto impart and share his love of mathematics to incoming 5th and 6th grade students at BASIS Independent Manhattan. His students will understand and feel confident with the fundamentals of arithmetic and basic mathematics. His goal is that with a sound understanding of the fundamentals, students will become innovative and creative problem solvers.

Mr. Schuman chose BASIS Independent because of its reputation for being a rigorous academic school.  “Students at BASIS Independent are curious and motivated to learn about the world around them,” he says.  Mr. Schuman shares that same attitude towards learning and academic rigor, and is excited about helping his students succeed not only at mathematics, but understanding how mathematics is connected to many parts of our lives.

When he is outside of the classroom, Mr. Schuman enjoys reading, attending theater, playing tennis, and riding his bicycle.

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