I have 11 years teaching experience in Social Studies. I have taught American History I (War of 1812 - WWII) and II (Cold War - Present), World History (China, Japan, India, Latin America, Africa, USSR/Russia and the Middle East), American Government, and Career Education. I also have 3 years experience as an Instructional Coach where I develop lessons and activities for Career Education, I Co-teach in classrooms, I support teachers during lesson activities and assist in Professional Development.
I am all about cooperative learning. I love seeing students work together and learn from each other. I believe it is more powerful to teach students to become problem solvers who can find their own answers by working together than simply giving them all the answers. I love using technology in the classroom and having students interact with each other as well as other classes.
STAR Award Winner: Superior Technology Achievement Recognition in Social Studies (2009) STAR Award Nominee: Superior Technology Achievement Recognition in Social Studies (2010) Teacher of the Month (September 2011)
B.A. History (Minor in Spanish) Teaching Certifications: Social Studies, Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction, Principal M.A. Education: Curriculum and Instruction M.A. Education: Education Administration and Technology
I have 9 years experience as a Head Varsity Softball Coach. I have practice plans available too!
Specialty, Social Studies - History, Civics, Elections - Voting, Government, Native Americans, U.S. History, World History, Middle Ages, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Psychology, Economics , Library Skills, Criminal Justice - Law, Holidays/Seasonal, Women's History Month