Aaron is the creator and Executive Director of OPEN. He has co-authored several nationally recognized curriculum projects and specializes in web-based content delivery. Additionally, he is the author of the Varsity Brands Believe In You SEL curriculum tools and student empowerment journals. Aaron’s passion for equity of access and community empowerment began over 20 years ago and has continued to guide his professional journey. He began his teaching career as a New York City public school teacher and is currently a part-time faculty member in SUNY Cortland’s Physical Education Department. The vision for OPEN began as a crazy conversation between Aaron and his long-time friend, Nick Kline. BSN Sports believed that Aaron’s crazy vision was the right thing to do for teachers and for the kids that they serve. Aaron joined the BSN Sports family in 2014 and the OPEN movement was born. Since that time, the OPEN project has grown into a community of more than 100,000 educators and has served over 50 million students worldwide with more than 4 million downloads.