After 20 years of using fairly traditional approaches as a teacher, Paul transformed his classroom by adopting design thinking in his work. Since then, he has developed and teaches several courses at Colorado Academy that have design thinking at their core. While earning a master’s degree from the University of Wyoming, Paul began a teaching career that has been focused in independent schools. Since then, he has taught everything from kindergarten to college and he has won teaching and coaching awards along the way.
Paul is also co-founder of Fleissig Design, whose mission is to help organizations find creative solutions to their problems and challenges.
Outside of his work in education, Paul co-founded Dot-to-Dot Children’s Books with three former students and published 12 books. He has also spoken at conferences, including TEDx Denver Teachers, published articles, served on advisory boards, and co-chaired the National Association of Independent School’s People of Color Conference.
In his free time, Paul enjoys getting out and about to explore cities across the country. He and his wife Tami also love to entertain at their home in Northwest Denver.