World studies educator since 2001 specializing in the Western Hemisphere plus Oceania. Strategies and lessons are developed and used in gifted, on-level, and additional support classrooms. Presenter at the following levels: school, district, state (Georgia Council for the Social Studies & Georgia Geographic Alliance, national (National Council for the Social Studies)
Highly kinesthetic teacher specializing in original mnemonics & examples for teaching & learning.
District Teacher of the Year for large metro district (over 7,000 teachers & over 110,000 students); Top Ten Finalist - Georgia Teacher of the Year; Outstanding SS Educator - Georgia Council for the SS; Finalist, Economics TOTY, Georgia Council on Economic Education; Goethe TOPS Fellow (Germany Study Tour); IREX Global Education Fellowship to Ukraine
I consider the greatest single influence in my methodology and teaching practices to be my own learning struggles once I reached middle school. These continued on through my master's level work. Basically, you can not make a square peg fit into a round hole.
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English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Specialty, Science, Social Studies - History, Civics, Government, U.S. History, European History, World History, Other, Canadian History, Australian History, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Religion, For All Subject Areas, Economics , Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Halloween, Winter