I have been a teacher since 2000. I co-taught a ninth grade humanities class with a Language Arts teacher early in my career. I taught AP European History for 10 years. For the past four years I have been an AP Government and Politics teacher. I also teach a Blended (part of the class is online, part is face to face) Government, Politics, and Economics class. I am our high school Social Studies Department Chair.
Variety is the spice of life. Lecture, group collaboration, online discussions, and many, many other teaching and learning methods help students understand the content. I try to make the material relevant to students and expect them to apply their knowledge to solve realistic problems. I value student creativity.
Our high school chapter of the National Honor Society honors one teacher each year with the Faculty Recognition Award. I was presented with the award in 2011 and 2012.
I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Arizona State University. I earned a Juris Doctor degree from Capital University Law School. I earned a Master of Education degree from Ohio State University.
I worked as General Counsel for a medium sized retailer before I decided to become a teacher. Teaching is even better than I thought it would be. I cannot think of doing anything else.