Imaginative Social Studies and English teacher committed to staying current with the latest teaching theories and trends, as well as content knowledge in each subject area. Strong subject areas include history, English, and human geography.
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification in Adolescence and Young Adult Social Studies - History (2008-2018)
The Illinois SAR Charles B. and Eleanor H. Schweizer American History Teacher of the Year (2009)
Colonial Williamsburg Master Teacher and Curriculum Writer (2006-Current)
Meet in Cincinnati, Ohio yearly to read AP Human Geography examinations with colleagues from all over the world.
Use a variety of teaching methods such as lectures, discussions and demonstrations in my position at Normal West High School. Teach five classes per semester including United States History, Human Geography, AP Human Geography, and English II (Global Literature).
Used a variety of teaching methods such as lectures, discussions and demonstrations in my position at Olympia High School. Taught three classes per semester including World History, American History and Government, English II (American Literature), and Classical Literature.
Planned and conducted a variety of programs for thousands of students (K-14) who visited the museum. Successfully integrated books and hands-on components into exhibits.
Used a variety of teaching methods such as lectures, discussions and demonstrations in my position at Olympia High School. Taught three classes per semester including English I Writing and English for Life.
Used a variety of teaching methods such as lectures, discussions and demonstrations in my position at Alton High School including English I and English II.
Anticipate completion of degree in 2013 with an emphasis in American history and linguistics.
Completed degree with a major in history and a minor in English.
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
National Council for the Social Studies
National Education Association - Illinois Education Association
"Cultural Nationalism: Colonial Williamsburg and the Tangled Web of Authenticity" published in Recounting the Past (Spring 2013)
The idea of America
17th century missionary linguistics
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