I've been teaching for five years in an international high school serving students from over 35 different countries from all levels of English language acquisition. I specialize in differentiating inquiry-based history and civics lessons for diverse learners in a mainstream classroom. My highest priority is expanding access to historical inquiry to all students.
I focus on relevance and rigor in my classroom by investigating student interests and background knowledge and then tapping it for rigorous project-based learning in the content area. I strongly believe that every student can succeed given the right supports and that social studies is an integral component to supporting literacy.
-Author of Foundations in United States Government. Published by Nacel International School System, 2015. -Led “Adapting Primary Sources for Low Proficiency Students” session at Minnesota Council for the Social Studies state conference and the National Council for the Social Studies conference in Washington DC, 2016. -Master Teacher for Minnesota Historical Society Popular culture teacher cohort 2015-2016 -National Endowment for the Humanities summer institute: Rethinking the Gilded Age and Progressive Era at University of Illinois: Chicago, 2013 -Peer coach in Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP), 2013-present
-Masters of Education: Social Studies, University of Minnesota: Twin Cities, May 2011 -Bachelor of Arts: History, State University of New York: Purchase, May 2008 (Summa Cum Laude) -Study Abroad: Asian Studies, Kansai Gaidai University, May 2007
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