Ryan and Robyn Slay have a combined 20 years of Social Studies experience at the high school level. Ryan began teaching in 2002 and has taught American Government, U.S. History, World History, AP Psychology, and College Prep Psychology. Robyn began teaching in 2011 after working on the Teaching American History Grant with Auburn University; helping teachers develop more authentic and engaging lessons. She has experience in American Government, U.S. History, AP U.S. History, and World History.
We believe in student centered learning with a focus on authentic tasks and inquiry based learning. Our lessons will involve very little lecture format, but focus more on cooperative learning and real world tasks to relate the material to today's students.
Ryan won Teacher of the Year in 2012 and received an award from The National Society of High School Scholars in 2006. Ryan currently holds the position of assistant department head at his school. Ryan's classroom was also selected to be visited by the State Superintendent in 2009. Robyn was awarded an assistantship at Auburn University to work on the Teaching American History Grant.
Ryan Slay graduated from Auburn University in 2002 with a Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Social Studies Education. Ryan has also completed his Master's Degree in Accomplished Teaching from Columbus State University in 2012. Robyn Slay graduated from Auburn University in 2010 with a Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Social Studies Education. Robyn also completed her Master's Degree from Auburn University in Secondary Social Studies Education in 2012.
Despite teaching at a "low income" school, Ryan's AP Psychology students have maintained an Exam score above 4 for 4 years. Only 2 students not make scores of 5 last year, though they both scored 4.