Eleven years as a full-time classroom teacher, 6 of that as department chair. Two years as district social studies leadership, which included coaching, leading professional development, writing curriculum, and more. Over 15 years of experience in the field of education.
My goal is to help students enjoy history as much as I do. To teach them that the history of their families and ancestors are an important thread of the American history fabric. I seek to engage my students in history/social science, to help them see its connections to their own lives, and to develop and strengthen vital academic skills (such as reading, writing, discourse, creativity, and more). Thus, the goal of my resources are to: • present students with a variety of perspectives and have them draw their own conclusions • teach the “untold” stories of history • develop vital academic and life skills, and • help students develop a love and appreciation for history, so that they leave our classrooms wanting to study history even more!
--National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification --Policy Fellow, Great Oakland Public Schools (2014) --U.S. Department of Education Teaching Ambassador Regional Fellowship finalist (of 5) (2012) --Fulbright-Hayes Seminars Abroad Scholar (Thailand/Vietnam, 2006; China, 2011) --First Industry Initiatives for Science and Math Education (IISME) teacher intern at Google Inc. (2007)
University of California Berkeley, Ethnic Studies (B.A.) Stanford University, Education (M.A) Stanford University, California Clear Single Subject Teaching Credential (Social Science)
I love to having an impact on students and teachers, and appreciate all that I have learned from my students and colleagues over the years. To honor that appreciation, I will donate 10% of all proceeds to Donors Choose projects from local schools, including, but not limited to Oakland Unified School District, Sequoia Unified School District, and other Bay Area schools.