20 years elementary 3 middle school
I like to actively involve students in the process of their learning. I ask students to verbalize thoughts in discussions with each other. I encourage them to develop their opinions as far as possible based on the facts.
2011 History Teacher of the year for Texas awarded by Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History 2015 Secondary Teacher of the Year Amarillo ISD
Bachelor Degree in Education with specialization in social studies from West Texas A&M - 1993. Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from West Texas A&M - 2011.
I enjoy teaching because it beats working for a living. of course I work, but seldom do I labor.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Writing-Expository, Reading, Specialty, Social Studies - History, Civics, Government, U.S. History, World History, Arts & Music, Drama, Other (Social Studies - History), Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, Literature, Reading Strategies, Poetry, Informational Text, Close Reading