Tapp Middle School Teacher (2013-present) Hall County Substitute (2012-2013) Georgia Gwinnett College Part Time Faculty (2011-2013)
I believe students need to experience information to learn it. When I taught college, I had my students conduct interviews and analyze material culture. When I teach middle school, I have my students in a flipped-classroom setting that allows for research projects & the creation/play of serious games.
Most recent: ISTE Young Educators Network grant (2014) Staff Member of the Month: September (2014) 212° Award (2014) Staff Member of the Month: September (2013) Kennedy History Graduate Award (2011)
Masters of Arts in History / Certification in Atlantic World Studies (Spring 2011) University of West Georgia, Carrollton, Georgia 4.0 GPA Thesis: “From Bambi's Mother to Simba's Father: Disney Films and Death in Twentieth century America” Bachelor of Arts in History / Certification in Secondary Education (Spring 2009) University of West Georgia, Carrollton, Georgia 3.8 GPA
I love my husband, my dogs, Disney, dancing, cooking, making costumes, travel, and designing/playing games! I bring these to the classroom as much as possible -- when I'm pumped, my students are pumped!
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Government, U.S. History, European History, World History, History, British History, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Economics , Asian Studies, Writing-Essays, African History