I am the Social Studies Department Chair at Hilton Head Island High School, SC and am currently teaching IB History of The Americas HL 1 & 2. I have been teaching since 1984 and my experience includes teaching AP US History, AP World and AP European History in the Tennessee and South Carolina public schools.I have served as a Reader and Consultant for The AP US and AP World History courses since 1998 and have developed and presented teacher workshops across the Southeast.
I am an advocate and practitioner of Adler's Paidea Program which focuses primarily on didactic teaching, Socratic Seminar and Project-based learning. My work as a College Board Consultant has been focused on developing writing/analytical thinking skills that can be applied across all subject areas, learning styles and abilities.
Beaufort County SC School District Teacher of The Year Top 5 Finalist 2017-2018. Hilton Head Island High School Teacher of The Year 2017-2018. South Carolina Daughters of The American Revolution American History Teacher of The Year 2014. Tennessee Humanities Teacher of the Year 2000.
BA History-The University of Tennessee 1982. M.Ed Education Administration Middle TN University 1989. M.Ed Special Education Technology Vanderbilt University 1996
I enjoy traveling, bike-riding, reading and playing guitar.