I have 11 years teaching experience at the 7-12th grade level. I have taught the following courses: American Studies, AP US History, Sociology, Debate, Street Law, World History, World Geography and Cultural Diversity
I am influenced by the work of Sam Wineburg and Bruce Lesh. I try to structure my lessons as inquiries and allow students to investigate the past and analyze different interpretations of the past.
Gilder Lehrman History Teacher of the Year, State Winner (MN), 2014 Patricia Behring Minnesota History Day Teacher of the Year Award, 2012 3M Innovative Educator Award, 2009 James Madison Memorial Fellowship Award, 2005
Education M. Ed. University of Minnesota, 2007 B.S. North Dakota State University, 2005
I currently teach AP US History, Sociology and Debate in southern Minnesota.