I have been teaching in California public high schools for over 25 years. I am currently teaching courses in American Government, AP American Government and Economics. In the past I have taught World History, US History, Honors Economics, and ESL World History. I hold a Clear Secondary Credential in Social Science and a Preliminary Administrative Credential. In addition to my full-time position I am teaching part-time online courses in American Government, AP American Government and Economics for an local private school.
I believe my teaching style would be described as practical and applicable. I do my best to make my Social Science lessons applicable to my student's lives. We are constantly working to take course concepts outside of our classroom - and apply them to current events and my student's daily experiences. If this is not done - all we have are "words on the page". My goal is to make our core concepts and my lessons applicable to their life experiences. I believe the lessons that I've created will show how we've been able to accomplish this goal.
Selected by students 1992, 1993, 1994 as "One of LA County's Most Inspirational Teachers", Mentor Teacher LA County 1999-2001, BTSA Supervising Teacher 2002-2004, Master Teacher CSU 2003-2004
BA, MA - Political Science California State University Fullerton Secondary Teacher Education, Educational Leadership/Administrative Credential - California State University Fullerton