Grades 4-12 (middle school primarily), some primary, high school college, lots of adult ed. subjects: specialties--social studies, language arts, environmental ed., Spanish Peace Corps Volunteer in Chile, 2 yrs. education, environment, agriculture
experiential hands-on learning; interdisciplinary units, team-teaching approach; thematic units; lots of well-planned field trips and plenty of good writing assignments!!
1. Finalist for Teacher-in-Space NASA shuttle 2. Olympic Torch Relay Runner, Atlanta Olympics 3. Fulbright Fellowship Awards a. Mexico, Guatemala b. Japan 4. National Endowment for Humanities: Peru 5. Sierra Club conservation award 6. Earth Day Env. Ed Award to Ky Educator 7. author of "Probing the Wonders of the Falls"--a guidebook for exploring the Falls of the Ohio State Park 8. Outings Leader for the Sierra Club
B. A. Univ. of Notre Dame M. A. Georgetown U. Post MA 44 hours; various institutions Fluent in Spanish
***Special note: On the new Mayan millennium, Dec. 21st, I published as an E-book (kindle, ipad) on Amazon.com my Mayan novel, "Search for Tikal: Lost City of the Maya" by Kenny Karem, an historical fiction for young readers (middle school,high school) to adult. It is based on my research, travels for over 1,000 miles on a Fulbright Fellowship to Mayan lands in Guatemala and Mexico. I guarantee you will learn lots about Mayan culture, history, their clash with the Spaniards in the 15th C...a true adventure tale incorporating many Mayan sites, historical figures, true events and the great Mayan city of Tikal. Plus it is cheap...only 99 cents! a. Group Leader for students in World Learning summer family/country stays in Mexico, Argentina b. study grants to Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Peru, Australia, Ecuador, Qatar c. award-winning author of guidebooks: Probing the Wonders of the Falls (Falls of Ohio State Park) and Discover Louisville: An Illustrated Activity Guidebook for Exploring Neighborhoods e. Current book writing projects: 1. "A guidebook for Educators on Teaching Feature Films in the Classroom" (middle, high school and college) 2. "An Illustrated Activity Guidebook for Exploring Zachary Taylor National Cemetery"