Here are the classes I have taught or are currently teaching: World History 22 years, US History 16 years, Economics 15 years, Virtual Enterprise 15 years, Pass Class 2 years ( study skills class), Cultural Geography 4 years, World History workshop 5 years, US History team taught with English 7 years, World History team taught 1 year, Special Ed World History 1 year, and Business 1 Intro class 1 year.
My teaching style can be described as energetic and collaborative , with lots of student participation . My class is not stagnate, as the students are always working on multiple things at once. I am also enthusiastic with a strong commitment to student understanding through the use of creative and hands-on learning. I use lectures and activities focusing on standards/common core based lessons and projects.
Runner up to teacher of the year , and nominated as Daughters American Revolution teacher of the year.
Following the graduation from high school I attended Saddleback Jr. College. I then transferred to UCSB and received a degree in History and a minor in coaching. After my credential program I completed my Masters in Education in 1995 and started teaching in the Fall of that same year.
I love being outdoors and doing things with my kids. I am an avid surfer and basketball player. I love to travel and have been to Europe more than once, Hawaii a dozen times and I hope to live in Mexico after my teaching career. I also coach tennis and play when I have time. TWITTER: @socialstudiesme FB:https://www.facebook.com/socialstudiesmegastore BLOG:http://www.socialstudiesmegastore.com
English Language Arts, Specialty, Math, Applied Math, Science, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Civics, Government, U.S. History, World History, Arts & Music, History, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Economics , Writing, Writing-Essays, For All Subjects