Almost 30 years teaching, administrative, and leadership experience. Primary subjects taught - history, social studies, math, but also credentialed in science and Language Arts. My first love is American History. Currently working as a Teacher On Special Assignment - K-12 Curriculum Specialist for History / Social Studies.
I teach in a style that builds upon a student's natural curiosity and inquiry. Lessons and activities are geared to guide a student toward discovering the lesson objectives as opposed to direct instruction or lecture style. Students regularly feel the drive to go further and learn more.
Teacher of the Year Winner once - runner up 5 times after; Department Lead 5+ years; Administrative Designee for Special Education; Target Volunteer of the Year; Film Festival - Inspirational Film Award
High School Diploma - Palm Springs High School Bachelor of Arts - Political Science - University of California, Riverside Master of Arts - Educational Administration - California State University, San Bernardino Doctorate - PhD - Curriculum and Instruction - Sheffield State University
I was a varsity letterman in football, soccer, and track,. I am married with 5 children. My youngest two are 13 and 15. I was married on the 4th of July. I used to spend my summers teaching in Switzerland, traveling through Europe, and have visited more than 17 countries and 21 states. I am also a very big Dallas Cowboys Fan!
Specialty, Science, Astronomy, Social Studies - History, Civics, Elections - Voting, Government, U.S. History, World History, Other (Specialty), British History, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Gifted and Talented, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving