I have been teaching Us History for 10 years; World history for 8 years and 6 years in government. I have taught from grades 7-12 for a total of 13 years
“Hands-On” activities, critical thinking essays and assignments, and technology are all a major focus of my teaching as I strive to make students active participants in their learning, motivating them to succeed while also increasing their research and information-literacy skills. My expectations are high for my students and for myself, for high expectations lead to higher achievement.
Certifications: California Social Studies (grades 7-12) California Teacher of English Learners (CTEL) New York Social Studies (grades 7-12) Connecticut Social Studies (grades 7-12) Colorado Social Studies (grades 7-12) T.E.F.L. Certification (100-hr. Advanced Certification)
May 2008 California Teacher of English Learners (CTEL) University of Phoenix • Cumulative average: GPA 4.0 May 2006 M.A.T. in Secondary Education: Social Studies Sacred Heart University (Fairfield, CT.) • Cumulative average: GPA 3.9 • Graduate School of Education internship program; fully funded • Connecticut Certification in Social Studies 7-12 May 2005 B.A. Double Major: History / Political Science Sacred Heart University (Fairfield, CT.) • Cumulative average: GPA 3.003 • Thesis: Opium War
I love teaching and animals
English Language Arts, Reading, Grammar, Specialty, Science, Environment, Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Civics, Government, Native Americans, U.S. History, European History, World History, Middle Ages, Arts & Music, Music Composition, Other (Specialty), African Studies, Afro-American Studies, Education, Geography (University), History, Marketing, Religion, Women's Studies, Australian History, British History, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Life Skills, Religion, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Business, Anthropology, Economics , Study Skills, Basic Reading, Writing, Criminal Justice - Law, Short Stories, Writing, Asian Studies, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Poetry, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Black History Month, Tools for Common Core, Close Reading, Women's History Month, African History