In my four years as a social studies teacher in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts I taught a variety of subjects at the high school level including Western Civilization, World History, World Cultures, American Government, Psychology, U.S. History from Reconstruction to the Present, and Global Conflicts in the Modern World. Throughout my career as a teacher, I developed and implemented curriculum, units, lessons, activities, and assessments to engage learners and check for enduring understandings. Additionally, I have experience collaborating with colleagues and supervisors to improve current materials and develop student skills.
I am a firm believer in cooperative, authentic, and problem-based learning. While I am passionate about relaying content to students, I believe harvesting valuable skills must be interwoven with content to enhance the student experience. I continually utilized primary resources, case studies, and writing exercises to develop student skills while helping them to engage actively in the content. Additionally, I believe in giving students the opportunity to work through problems and resources together to construct understanding. This requires the efficient and responsible use of strategies and resources, such as technological devices, that add value and meaning to activities, lessons, and assessments. Ultimately, I want to empower students to take ownership of their education and develop valuable skills and knowledge that will persist throughout the life.
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B.A., History Education, University of Delaware M.Ed., Higher Education Administration, Northeastern University
I now work as an adminstrator at a large university in the Boston area. However, I still make resources and materials for the classroom...for fun!