Fifteen years (and growing) as a public high school teacher (four years teaching 8th grade social studies) . I currently teach A.P. U.S. Government and Politics, "regular" government, as well as I.B. World History (and formerly A.P. U.S History), in additional to a smattering of other history classes.
After a decade and a half at teaching 8-12th grade, I have a firm conviction that students will not learn if they aren't both awake and engaged. I employ humor in my class (at least I think I'm funny) and try to challenge every student, every day,
Member Phi Beta Kappa; Nominated for Teacher-of-the-Year -- didn't win :)
B.A. Binghamton University, New York majors: political science and philosophy, politics and law Grand Valley State University, Michigan major: group social studies M. Ed., Grand Valley State University, Michigan secondary education: history emphasis
In addition to my teaching duties. I also serve as both the National Honor Society and Model United Nations adviser at my school. I have also traveled the past 14 summers around with world with students: from Japan, South Africa, China, and Australia to most (west) European countries, many several times. I was the "Primary Leader" for People to People.until last year when I traveled with EF Tours.
English Language Arts, Specialty, Math, Calculus, PreCalculus, Science, Physics, Social Studies - History, Civics, Elections - Voting, Government, U.S. History, European History, World History, Religion, Literature, Psychology, Short Stories