18+ years in the classroom, AP Government, Honors Economics, Honors World History, Honors Humanities, Honors American History, American History, Government, Economics, (7-12) Curriculum Developer, professional development trainer under the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Department Chair, Title I Specialist, Gifted and Talented Education Coordinator, Team leader
If Social Science disciplines are presented as a series of facts to be memorized, the end result will be a low-level effort to achieve that end. When, however, social science classes are viewed as a series of open-ended issues, questions, and problems which have concerned humans from past to present, then teachers infuse content with meaning and develop pupil’s abilities to imagine an infinite range of possibilities.
Johns Hopkins University of Excellence in Education College Board AP National District of the Year
Bachelor of Arts, University of Arizona (Political Science) Masters of Secondary Education, Grand Canyon University
If I wasn't teaching, I'd be writing curriculum
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Specialty, Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Civics, Elections - Voting, Government, Native Americans, U.S. History, European History, World History, Middle Ages, History, Political Science, Other, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Critical Thinking, Literature, Economics , ESL / ELL / EFL, Criminal Justice - Law, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Presidents' Day, Test Preparation, Close Reading