I am the son of two teachers and have been raised in education for all of my 31 years. I have taught for 8 years in Cabot and Hot Springs Arkansas and have taught all ability levels from inclusion level to Advanced Placement. I am currently the AP Art History instructor at Lakeside High School in Hot Springs, which was recently voted the top performing academic high school in Arkansas for our classification. Courses taught include - Inclusion World History, World History, Pre-AP World History - US History - AP Art History
As an AP Teacher I lean more towards a collegiate style atmosphere in my class. Kids are allowed to use their cell phones when appropriate and are encouraged to use apps to enhance their knowledge. Technology and the use of computers is highly stressed in my classroom.Though my course is lecture intensive, we do class projects bi-weekly and spend quite a bit of time allowing the kids to explore their creative side. My course is writing intensive and we work on writing skills on an almost daily basis.
*2010 Cabot High School Teacher of the Year (all disciplines) *2010 Lifetime Impact Award (presented by Joline Staley of Cabot, AR)
* Raised by two Gifted Ed teachers * High School at Mills University Studies in Little Rock, AR and Greene County Technical High School in Paragould, AR * College at University of Missouri Columbia and Arkansas State University (BSE Social Science) *AP Training at University of Texas-Arlington under Douglas Darracott (2009 and 2011)
* Married to the former Sarah Wells of Paragould, AR * One son Derek (3) and one on the way (Jan 2013) * Head Baseball Coach at Lakeside High School * Jeopardy and Quiz Bowl fan
English Language Arts, Specialty, Social Studies - History, Native Americans, European History, World History, Middle Ages, World Language, French, Arts & Music, Art History, Architecture, Art History, Religion, Gifted and Talented, Poetry, For All Subjects, Test Preparation