About the Author:
Charles Bauer retired as a teacher as well as a soccer and golf coach in June 2020. He graduated from Wagner College with a B.S. in Education in 1976. He began his teaching career in 1976 at Staten Island Academy where he taught fifth and sixth grade history and coached soccer and softball for seven years. He obtained his MBA from Adelphi University and worked in banking for over twenty years, during which time he served as a disaster recovery professional/VP at Deutsche Bank during 9/11. He returned to teaching in 2008 in the Commack School District, where he taught U.S. History, Economics & Government, IB History of the Americas and IB Global Politics. He also coached soccer and golf. During his tenure in the Commack School District he obtained his second Masters degree in Educational Administration and Leadership from The College of Saint Rose.
Always looking for new ways to recreate and bring history to life for his students, Charles created a connection through Skype with students from an all girls school in Afghanistan and students in Japan, so that his students could view history through a unique lens. Additionally, his classes were also frequent visitors to the 9/11 Museum and the Long Island Slavery Museum.
Since retiring in June of 2020, Charles has become very involved in kayaking, hiking and biking and created his own website www.theriverchaz.com, as well as Instagram account @theriverchaz, which provides reviews of various outdoor activities throughout the United States, as well as globally. Charles has also participated in the Great Cycle Challenge and road his bike 142 miles during the month-long fundraising challenge. He raised over $7500 to help fight kid's cancer.
Charles has also become an author of Children's Books with his first published work entitled, Adventures of a Toddler: Jack Do It! recently released (check out the gallery for pictures of the Book Cover & Back). Also here is the link to purchasing options for the book: http://www.pagepublishing.com/books/?book=adventures-of-a-toddler