About Me

stephenHi! I’m Stephen McCarthy, and this is my webpage.

I am an aspiring planner and high school teacher specializing in math, computers and debate. Currently, I am teaching Statistics 12 and Pre-Calculus 11 at the American School Foundation of Monterrey in north-east Mexico – a lovely city and a great place to work and learn as a teacher.

Originally, I hail from the west coast of Canada. I grew up near Vancouver, BC and studied mathematics and computer science at the University of British Columbia, graduating in 2009. While at UBC, I was President of the UBC Debate Society and got involved with the Canadian Student Debating Federation, serving on its Board for several years.

After graduating from university I taught ESL and debate in Korea, where I wrote a blog that became the book “From Korea with Love.” Then, realizing that I had a passion for teaching, I completed an Education degree at McGill University in Montreal, QC before taking my current position at ASFM.

In my spare time I enjoy playing sports, and while volleyball is always my favourite I also enjoy ultimate frisbee and have recently taken up ice hockey. I also enjoy taking photos, and share some of my best on this site.

In the near future I plan to return to Canada to pursue a Masters of Planning degree, pursuing my passion for urban issues, broadening my skills and knowledge and taking the next step forward in my life.

If you would like to contact me, please send me an email at stephen@stephenmccarthy.ca.