This is my 13th year teaching. I am Florida certified in Social Studies and Language Arts. I currently teach AP U.S. History and U.S. History Honors. I have previously taught English-11, Sociology I, Sociology II, Economics, AP Human Geography, AP World History, and IB History of the Americas. I have taught in both New Mexico and Florida.
In general, I am a fan of social learning theory and try to create lessons that build in scaffolding and reading and writing skills. I like student-directed learning and collaborative activities. In crafting lessons and resources, I try to keep it simple. No one wants to print four pages of directions and standards to get to the goodies.
I am a two-time winner of the PNM Innovative Teaching Grant for an economics project I created called Mind Your Own Business and a reading/writing initiative called Read with Me/Write Now to encourage literacy in my 8th grade history class. I am a one-time recipient of a Jordan Fundamentals Grant used for a mock election activity.
I earned a Bachelor of Science in Social Sciences from Florida State University and a Master's in Education from New Mexico State University.
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