Teaching 7th grade Geography and 8th grade U.S. History at Beloit Turner Middle School, Beloit, WI, USA since 2011. Student taught Civics, World Cultures, U.S. History and the Holocaust at Auburndale Middle School and Auburndale High School, Auburndale, WI, USA
I strongly believe in gamification and game based learning, flipped classroom principles, and using a wide variety of projects centering around student interests (including video games, fantasy sports, strategy games, etc.) I write, perform and produce parody songs and original raps based on class content and post them on youtube. My biggest strength in the classroom is the rapport I have with students. My wife says I am a good middle school teacher because I have a 12 year old's sense of humor!
Rotary Club of Beloit: Teacher of the Month
Graduated University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (Stevens Point, WI) with honors in December 2010. Double major in Broadfield Social Studies and History. Graduated Oshkosh West High School (Oshkosh, WI) in 2006
Married with two children and a golden retriever and black lab, amateur triathlete, eclectic taste in sports teams including the Seattle Seahawks, Milwaukee Bucks, Washington Nationals, Chicago Blackhawks, Alabama Crimson Tide, Marquette Golden Eagles and Eintracht Frankfurt. World War II aircraft nerd.
English Language Arts, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Government, U.S. History, European History, World History, World Language, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Economics , Study Skills, Holidays/Seasonal, Black History Month, For All Subjects, Test Preparation