Teacher, Air Force Veteran, Historian, and Mom. My TpT store reflects all that and my passion for all things West Indian.
When I introduce students to something new in History or any other subject I like to tell stories. The students connect well when learning about a person or event from our period of study or from a place we just learned about.
2012 Barrett Prize - Best dissertation written on a Latin American or Caribbean topic - University of Miami’s Center for Latin American Studies 2012 winner of the annual David John Ruggiero award - UM Center for the Humanities
Ph.D. in Latin American and Caribbean history, Gender and Atlantic Studies
I am a West Indian-born American and grew up on a sugar plantation in Jamaica. I moved with my family to Miami after graduating high school in Jamaica and attended the University of Miami for my undergraduate degree in Business Management and Organization and for my Ph.D. in Latin American and Caribbean history. I am an Air Force veteran. I started writing stories to introduce my students to interesting historical periods but this has expanded to stories where characters learn about self-esteem and empathy. I work hard at helping my students feel confident in their reading and writing skills. I currently teach at an independent college prep school in Miami, Florida and also at an online high school.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Specialty, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, World History, Other (Social Studies - History), Character Education, Study Skills, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, African History