Royce J.

  • Grades 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8
  • Near Washington, District of Columbia

Royce has a Bachelor's in Human Resource Management from Virginia Tech University and a Master's in Elementary Education from the University of Maryland Baltimore County. He began working in the corporate world before realizing that his true passion was teaching children. He has 6+ years of teaching experience in grades 1-8 for all content areas. The bulk of his experience is teaching 4th/5th graders ELA and Social Studies and teaching 7th/8th graders History and PE.


  • BA, Virginia Tech
  • MA, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Teaching Philosophy

Royce believes in teaching through a combination of experience and information. He teaches students to be resilient so they able to learn from their mistakes, cope with their emotions and improve upon their interpersonal relationships while continuously growing as learners/people. He is also a huge proponent of real world learning and examples in math, and literacy centered around students finding books that capture their interests. Royce believes that students should have the benefit of high expectations and respect for their community and class. His joy of learning is reflected in his students and in his classroom full of self-motivated learners and team players.

Upcoming Classes

Jeffrey Full Time Pod

Monday - Friday, 9am - 2pm

Full time

Every student has unique needs, strengths and areas of development. The purpose of a microschool is to provide each student with precisely what they need to be successful. At my microschool, instruction is targeted specifically for each student. We take advantage of the small class size to do the basics quickly and have plenty of time for project based learning, inquiry and experiential learning.

How it works

What is Schoolhouse?

We started SchoolHouse with the intention of helping people start microschools because we saw that it was a better way to learn. That’s been our focus from the beginning and we’ve built the team with that purpose.

We are a team of teachers, school leaders and parents who are simply school nerds. We want to build the best schools in the world, only smaller and in your home..

Teacher Screening Process

We screen and vet every teacher thoroughly and accept between 5-7% of applicants. This is to ensure a high quality education across every SchoolHouse school.

We recruit teachers from a variety of backgrounds including private, public, and charter schools. We interview and offer competitive packages and small class sizes to attract top professionals.

Regarding Covid-19

Safety is our highest priority, for your family, the students we work with, and the teacher. We ask all teachers to follow all CDC, state, and local guidelines as it relates to COVID. Beyond that, we have all families and teacher in a pod agree on certain health guidelines and COVID protocols at the beginning of the pod so that there is not any ambiguity about what is expected.