Simon Hauger

Simon Hauger is an engineer turned inner-city high school math and science teacher. He began the Hybrid X Team at West Philadelphia High School 13 years ago to engage his students in math, science and engineering. The students in this after-school program have won multiple national competitions with the hybrid vehicles they designed and built. Their vehicles have outperformed top universities and corporations. In 2010, the team was honored at the White House. The innovative approach to education that powered the Hybrid X Team to victory is the basis for a new school that Hauger and his colleagues have begun. The Sustainability Workshop challenges students to solve the world’s most pressing problems, and organizes teaching and learning in service of doing so. Hauger and his wife have three wonderful children. He drives a super fast biodiesel Jetta that was built by the team. He loves his family and his car. [+]