B.A. in English, SUNY Geneseo
M.A.T. in Teaching English, Binghamton University
Education Administration – School Building Leader, University at Buffalo
Geoff Schutte has been a teacher for over two decades: as an outdoor educator in the Pacific Northwest, a residential counselor for the Upward Bound Program, a Peace Corps volunteer in rural Thailand, an adjunct professor at Canisius College, and as a classroom teacher in Binghamton and Rochester, NY. This past September (2022), he started his 16th year of teaching English at Tapestry Charter School, located in his hometown of Buffalo, NY. At Tapestry, Mr. Schutte is the English Department Chair and a member of the school leadership team. He is also a member of the faculty at Canisius College as an adjunct professor in the School of Education and Human Services. A graduate of SUNY Geneseo and Binghamton University, he also holds a degree in Education Administration from the University at Buffalo.
In his free time, Mr. Schutte has traveled extensively in Europe, Asia, and Africa, as well as throughout the United States. A strong proponent of literacy and reading, he founded and organizes the Buffalo Reading Invasions, a series of summer events that brings the public together to celebrate the act of reading communally. In addition to this, Mr. Schutte likes to cook, run, play with his kids, hike in the outdoors, and ride his bike around the city.
Geoff lives on the West Side of Buffalo with his wife, Melissa, and his two sons: Henry, who is a second grade student at Tapestry, and Charlie, who will enter Kindergarten next year.