13 years of teaching high school social studies. Expertise in World History and Cultures. MA in International Relations allows me to teach dual credit Introduction to International Politics course for high school students. Designed overseas experiences for students. Designed new courses, such as Hometown Histories, which focused on learning social studies skills by examining the students' immediate world. Wrote curriculum for social studies department. Department chair for eight years.
Student-centered, project-based assessments, inquiry-based problem-solving lessons, service/experiential learning, skills-focused
National Council for International Visitors, Teacher of the Year, 2012 Public Citizen of the Year, National Association of Social Workers, 2015 Brown University Choices Program Fellow Ohio Master Teacher
The University of Akron, MA, International Relations The University of Akron, 7-12 Integrated Social Studies Licensure Wittenberg University, BA, Business/Management
Author/Writer: Rebooting Social Studies: authored book published by Rowman & Littlefield, 2017 Why Do Students Hate History, Education Week, 2015 Belt Magazine: “Simple Needs” article about serving the homeless Founder of homeless outreach effort Project HOPE