I have had teaching experience in public, charter, and private schools. I began my teaching career teaching AP US History and Psychology in a public high school in Maryland. I then relocated to rural North Carolina where I took a position teaching 7th Grade 20th Century History and Show Choir at KIPP Gaston College Preparatory. After a year in 7th grade, I looped with my students to 8th grade where I remained for the next three years teaching Political Science and AP US Government and Politics. Additionally, I served at the Community Leader for Middle School Social Studies for the 120+ schools in the KIPP network. While at KIPP, I wrote the middle school social studies curriculum for the entire middle school, lead professional development for social studies teachers, and spent time observing and giving feedback to other teachers. Recently, I relocated to Durham, NC where I currently teach at the Duke School teaching 7th Grade Social Studies.
I "teach like my hair is on fire!" I LOVE teaching social studies and I strive to differentiate instruction to teach to multiple learning styles. I love incorporating media, plays, simulations, hands-on, projects, and all different things into my teaching. It is my goal to make social studies come alive as well as be applicable to my students.
National Board Certified Teacher in Social Studies Adolescence & Young Adulthood. I have had several internships in government including at the White House, the Governor's Office of Maryland, and the Maryland General Assembly. Additionally, I am an Eagle Scout and Wood Badge recipient.
2010-2011 Drexel University Philadelphia, PA M.S. Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum; emphasis in School Administration 2006-2009 Frostburg State University Frostburg, MD B.S. Social Science Secondary Education; emphasis in History and Political Science Magna Cum Laude, Departmental Honors in Social Science
Robby May is a Nationally Board Certified Teacher who currently teaches 7th Grade Social Studies at Duke School in Durham North Carolina. Duke School is a private, project based learning school. Additionally, he serves as the volunteer Choir Director at Henderson Collegiate. He has also taught at KIPP Gaston College Preparatory in rural Gaston, NC where he taught 20th Century History, Political Science, AP US Government & Politics, and Show Choir. Robby has experience writing Social Studies Curriculum and serving as the KIPP Middle School Social Studies Community Leader for all 120+ schools in their network. Robby holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Social Science Secondary Education from Frostburg State University and a Masters of Science degree in Curriculum & Instruction from Drexel University. He is a lifetime Boy Scout and Eagle Scout. Additionally, he has experience Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) for over ten years and is a certified Emergency Services Instructor and CPR/First Aid Instructor. Among other things, he has experience working in the government working as an intern for Governor Ehrlich of Maryland, paging in the Maryland General Assembly, and interning for President Obama at the White House.