Mr. Sean Bien
History teacher Sean Bien has been a great fan of history and teaching for many years. Born in New York, he grew up in small Connecticut towns. His bar mitzvah was a unique highlight in the predominantly Protestant region. In high school, he worked with noted art historian Peter Falk, editing Fine Arts books and curating an exhibition of noted Baltimore artist Aaron Sopher.
Mr. Bien earned a History degree from Connecticut College, while spending his summers as a counselor in camp and the school years as a mentor for the New London Big Brother/Big Sister program. After college, he spent a few years living and traveling throughout the United States, including residencies in major cities like New York, Philadelphia, and Seattle, before finally settling in Washington, D.C., in 1998.
Mr. Bien soon found his calling. He has taught History and English throughout the Washington region since moving here, spending many years at the Yeshiva of Greater Washington and Assumption Catholic School in Anacostia, Southeast Washington. He has also worked as a private tutor in the region.
His lovely wife Kate and young son keep Mr. Bien quite busy. He also enjoys writing and filming, frequently taking part in the annual 48 Hour Film Project. And, after fifteen years of living in the district, has moved to the quiet suburban streets of Chevy Chase, his new favorite town…and favorite comedian.