In 2012 I was chosen the Gilder Lehrman History Teacher of the Year for the state of Oregon and was awarded the American Historical Associations Beveridge Family History Teaching Prize for innovation in the teaching of history. I have previously taught all four years of High School social studies including Government and Economics, in an International Baccalaureate Small School within a large urban High School. I currently teach 8th grade Honors US History in Oregon in a 1:1 ratio computer lab predominantly using curriculum of my own design. I am also the Department Chair and a leadership/steering team member and a Data Team Leader for our school. I am also our sites EdTech Cadre representative and also teach an elective called Games, Computers, and Programming to both 7th and 8th graders. In addition, I am also an instructor in a Masters of Education credentialing program near Portland, Oregon where I teach Social Studies methods courses and Middle School Philosophy.