I have been teaching a variety of high school social studies classes since 2002. I have taught every level of student in collaborative high school classes and full inclusion.
I like to get students engaged in the content by showing the relevance of the material to their lives. I often approach history and economics from the students' perspective of "why does this matter?" or "who cares?" My focus over the past four years has been on teaching with a problem based learning and experiential learning model.
I have received recognition of my teaching through many leadership positions in two different schools. I am currently the chairperson for my school's Social Studies Professional Learning Community (PLC). I served in this capacity at my last school as well. Most recently, I presented at the National Council for Economic Education with two colleagues about teaching entrepreneurial skills and building community relationships through a school store that we run in our school.
-B.A. in History, University of Georgia- -M.A.T. in Secondary Broad Field Social Studies, Piedmont College- -Ed.S. in Teaching and Learning, Piedmont College-
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