I have been a high school history teacher for 16 years (as of the 2020-2021 year). Teacher of record for Ancient World History, Modern World History, Co-taught Modern World History, American Studies II, Eastern Cultures, Western Cultures, African and Asian American Experience, and Comparative Human and Civil Rights (all classes at honors and college prep levels. I am also the department chair for social studies. I was teacher of the year for my district in 2016-2017. Also since June 2019 I also work at night at an online school teaching students in NH history. I am certified to teach middle school as well and do teach middle school at the online school.
Largely project based. Lots of activities that touch on Gardener's multiple intelligences theory.
Awarded four NEH seminar's - Landmarks of America History Culture Workshop: Contested Homelands: knowledge, history and culture of historic Santa Fe and Landmarks of American History Culture Workshop: The USS Constitution and the War of 1812, Social Movements and Reform in Industrializing America: The Lowell Experience and Forge of Innovation. Awarded Gilder Lehrman summer institute: The Economics of Slavery held at Harvard University. RA of the year at UMass (2003). I've received teacher kudos of the month every single year since teaching.
BA in history from UMass (Amherst). MA in education from UMass (Amherst). December 2006, November 2008, February 2009, December 2009, October 2010, January 2011, April 2012, November 2012, December 2013, & October 2014 Teacher of the Month. Faculty mentor for student on Senator Moore's student advisory committee. Amnesty International advisor 2008-2011. Thirty hour famine co-advisor through this. Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society. Semester in Salamanca, Spain. President for the 2003-2004 year, leading approximately 70 UMass members. Comprised of the top 1% of leaders on campus. Fluent in Spanish. Conversational in Italian. Basic skills in German, Hebrew and Russian. Traveled to all 50 states and 12 countries.
I am a married mother of 2 - a 7 year old son, Jackson and a 5 year old daughter, Isabelle, who has Down syndrome.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Specialty, Science, Anatomy, Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History, Civics, Elections - Voting, Government, U.S. History, World History, World Language, French, Arts & Music, Art History, Visual Arts, Special Education, African Studies, Afro-American Studies, British History, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Life Skills, Religion, For All Subject Areas, Psychology, Character Education, Instructional Technology, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Black History Month, For All Subjects, African History