I have been teaching for 6 years and lucky enough to cultivate a wide range of teaching experiences. I have taught World Religions in an International Baccalaureate program, Theology in several catholic schools, but currently I am the Director of a Scholars Program at the high school level. In addition to teaching a class on philosophy and ethics, I also teach AP Human Geography for freshman. Additionally, I have led students on service trips to Haiti, Camden, Peru, Mexico, and other local sites. I piloted a service learning course and have taught in the other areas such as: Catholic Social Teaching, Introduction to Philosophical Thought, Catholic Sacraments and Morality, Church History, Theology of the Body.
Typically I employ an engaged discussion style intermixed with some dialogical lecture. I frequently supplement outside resources which are essential to any successful course. I challenge my students to think critically about the world around them and encourage them not confine their methods of thinking. I assign papers, projects and prepare students to express themselves orally and in writing.
Publication:: “The Mixed Economies of Cain and Abel: An Historical and Cultural Approach” Conversations with the Biblical World: Proceedings of the Eastern Great Lakes Biblical Society & Midwest Region Society of Biblical Literature Vol XXXI (2011), 33-52.; “Growing Seeds of Hope: The History of Catholic Environmental Stewardship in America as Fertile Ground for the Ecumenical Intrigue of Laudato Si,’” presented at the Sixth International Conference on Religion and Spirituality in Society at the Catholic University of America University of Dayton Graduate Summer Fellowship Award (2011); Franz Boaz Travel Grant Award (2009); Saint Vincent Anthropology Award (highest in major); Theta Alpha Kappa (Theology Honor Society); Lambda Alpha (Anthropology Honor Society);
Saint Vincent College: B.A. Anthropology (Minor: Philosophy, Theology); University of Dayton: M.A. Theological Studies; Catechist Certified; VCEA Certified;
Studied abroad in Italy; Worked on Archaeological Dig; Served with Medical Missionaries in Haiti; Organized Student Study Abroad Trip to Italy for Scholars Program
English Language Arts, Specialty, Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Civics, World History, Other (Specialty), Film, Philosophy, Religion, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Religion, Critical Thinking, Literature, International Baccalaureate, Anthropology, Economics , Short Stories, Close Reading