I have been teaching middle school and high school social studies since the beginning of the millennium (2000). I have taught courses in American History, Economics, Psychology, Government, Ancient World History, Western Civilization, and more.
Student engagement. High-quality content. Hands-on activities. Diversified learning. Group collaboration.....This is the goal, but ultimately I desire to make learning fun for my students while helping them become rooted in truth, growing in freedom, and prospering in life!
Teacher of the Year - 2009-2010
I am a fourth generation teacher. My Great-Grandfather taught in a one room school house making $35/month. My Grandmother started in a one room school house then outgrew that to become a lifelong teacher (I even had her as my 3rd grade teacher). Both of my parents were career teachers and now I get to teach another generation of students. I have a degree in History with a licensure in Social Studies Education.
From the rural plains of Minnesota, I get to teach in the school I grew up going to. I love to learn and teach!
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Science, Biology, Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Civics, Elections - Voting, Government, U.S. History, World History, World Language, Other (World Language), Arts & Music, Graphic Arts, Music, Instrumental Music, Health, Other (Specialty), Film, Psychology, Other, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Life Skills, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Business, Psychology, Economics , Character Education, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Black History Month, For All Subjects, Informational Text, School Psychology, Phonics