So far, 29 years of teaching students of all abilities a variety of social studies/ELA related skills and content and designing the social studies curriculum for my schools. Still having fun!
I'm not big into content presentation (although I can do it as well as the best of 'em). Love getting kids debating, questioning, cooperating, creating.
Delaware's Law Related Education Teacher of the Year, 2012; University of Delaware's History Teacher of the Year, 1999; Delaware Council for the Social Studies Nomination for Excellence in Teaching, 1997; POLYTECH School District Teacher of the Year 1996
Master of Arts in Teaching Secondary Social Studies, Brown University, 1985; Certified in Social Studies Education and Special Education; Bachelor of Arts - Cum Laude - in Social Thought and Political Economy (STPEC), University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1982
Published "Allies for Justice: How Louis Redding and Collins Seitz Changed the Complexion of America's Schools," (2007) - a book about school desegregation in Delaware, written for middle school age students. Published "Debates Made Easy" in Jan/Feb 2007 issue of Social Education: Middle Level Learning. Adjunct instructor for the University of Delaware's History Standards Institute, 1999-2004. Dr. Theodore Sizer was my guru. Couldn't have been successful in the classroom without my amazing spouse. Greatest accomplishment = Raised two fabulous kids. Singer and instrumentalist in Dover's own Celtic Harvest band. Recorded a lullaby CD, "Sweet Dreams" available through iTunes.
English Language Arts, Specialty, Science, Environment, Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Civics, Elections - Voting, Government, U.S. History, World History, Arts & Music, Music, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Religion, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Psychology, Economics , Holidays/Seasonal, Black History Month