I am entering my third year of teaching at Penta Career Center, an incredible Career Tech school in Perrysburg, Ohio. At Penta, I teach High School American History & Psychology. Before teaching at Penta, I also have taught American history survey courses at Michigan State University as a Grad Assistant in the History Department.
HardCORE! I teach with an emphasis on integrating Common Core and research-based practices into the study of History. After all, this is what historians do! I never just give students answers to memorize; I want my students to engage with the process of thinking historically and finding comprehensive answers to complex historical questions. All of my products demonstrate my intense drive to really get students involved in the practices of real historians.
Summa Cum Laude 3.99 Outstanding History Major, University of Toledo 2009 & 2010 Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society Member Published Works: "Mason Remembers Malcolm." Michigan History, 32-36 (July-August, 2010) "We are your Friends at Present: Frenchtown, Settler-Indian Relations and the War of 1812." Michigan Chronicle, 16-19 (Summer 2012)
Graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Toledo in 2010 with a 3.99 GPA in History. Received a full ride PhD scholarship to Michigan State University, where I caught the teaching bug! After one year there of teaching survey level courses, I went back to the University of Toledo, enrolled in an intense one year Master's teaching program and received my Master's in 7-12 Social Studies Education while maintaining a 4.0 GPA.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Specialty, Science, Anatomy, Biology, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History, World History, Health, Afro-American Studies, History, Psychology, Women's Studies, Other (Social Studies - History), Life Skills, Psychology, Economics , General Science, Criminal Justice, Asian Studies, Child Care, Holidays/Seasonal, Black History Month, Informational Text