I've taught biology and various social studies disciplines for 18 years in a small, rural, north central Ohio High School
In my classroom I like to use a mix of group activities and games, individual work, and teacher centered lecture. My goal is to make the material and learning style as relevant to my students as possible. History is filled with the stories of individuals doing extraordinary things while trying to feed their families, help their communities, and live their lives. Biology touches on every aspect of our daily lives and existence.
I have had the privilege to be nominated as a Martha Holden Jennings teacher of the year. I have also been chosen to attend Gilder Lehrman, National Endowment for the Humanities, and Mount Vernon Summer Teaching Institutes.
Growing up in a small town in western West Virginia, moving to rural north central Ohio to teach was a natural fit for me. I completed my Bachelor of Science in Education degree at Ohio University, concentrating on secondary education with focuses in Social Studies, History, Political Science, and Biology. I completed a Master of Arts in Educational Administration and Supervision through Bowling Green State University, and I am currently working toward a Master of Arts in American History.
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Specialty, Science, Anatomy, Biology, Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Civics, Government, U.S. History, European History, World History, Health, Other (Social Studies - History), Religion, Economics , Criminal Justice - Law