After teaching government and economics at the high school level for two years, it was definitely eye-opening to be placed in front of middle school students. But, 16 years later, I am having a blast teaching GATE US History and World History!
I focus a GREAT DEAL on visuals. Much of the information presented in class is delivered via PowerPoint, with opportunities for students to work both individually and in groups. My US History curriculum emphasizes the interpretation of various political cartoons covering early American history. Both of my US History and World History curriculums lean heavily on projects, both group and individual.
State Finalist, History Day California (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018)
Single-Subject teaching credential (CLAD) from California Lutheran University. Masters in Educational Administration from Cal State, Los Angeles.
When not making adjustments to my curriculum, I love spending time with the "Apple Dumplin' Gang," our huskies Sasha and Abbigail, and our shepherd Shadow. We've got our own sled team.