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My name is Max Athorn, and I am the coordinator of Thomas Edison's International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.  

Currently, in addition to my role as IB Coordinator, I teach both the 12th grade section and the 11th grade section of the Theory of Knowledge course, which is a requirement of all IB Diploma and Medallion students.  I also am a teacher-mentor, the facilitator of Edison's Instructional Leadership Team, and the chair of the Fine Arts Department.

I am also the Artistic Director of Thomas Edison High School Theater.  Please check out the three theater productions that Edison has to offer this year.  If you are an Edison student, please come and audition!  If you have any questions about the theater season, please come and see me in Room 331A.  You can also contact me at

I have been teaching at Edison since October 2010.  I have taught MYP Performance Theater I, MYP Performance Theater II, Triple Threat (a musical theater course) and Theory of Knowledge.  

I am a big sports fan, especially the Minnesota Twins, Vikings, and Timberwolves.  I am a dedicated fantasy sports player.  I married Stacey Athorn, Edison's vocal music teacher, in June 2013, and we live in South Minneapolis.

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