● Virginia is for Learners Team (2019-present)
● Academic Committee Chair (2017-present)
● New Teacher Interview Committee (2016-present)
● New Teacher Supervisor (2016-present)
● County Leadership Team (2016-present)
● County Long Range Planning Committee (2016-2017)
● Team Leader (2011-2016)
● Department Chair (2012-2016)
● Teaching American History Grant Rep. (2010-2012)
● Principal Interview Committee (2012)
VCSSE: "Building Bridges: Civil Discourse and Civic Action in Increasingly Divisive Times"
Presenter of an ongoing collaboration between students in Madison, Virginia and Manhattan, NYC (Williamsburg, October, 2019)
NCHE "Exercising Power: Individuals and Institutions in History"
Presenter of "Story Maps: Connecting Primary Sources with Space, Place, and Time." (Washington D.C. - March 2019)
VGA: Teaching with Primary Sources Symposium
Presenter on GIS and primary source resources for the Virginia Geographic Alliance. (Charlottesville, Virginia - November 2018)
VCSSE: "Harmonizing the Human Experience"
Presenter of a unique collection of Story Maps that facilitate geo-historical inquiry and primary source analysis. (Roanoke, Virginia - November 2018)
Thomas Jefferson and Monticello: K-12 Curriculum Themes
Panel member for a discussion and training workshop for Monticello tour guides. (Charlottesville, VA - November 2017)
VCSSE: “Uncovering the Past to Empower the Future”
Presenter of Teaching World War I with Emerging Technologies at the Virginia Council for Social Studies Conference. (Richmond, Virginia – November 2017)
Hamilton Tour Takeover: Monticello
Consulting educator/historian on the creation of a specialty tour at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello involving Alexander Hamilton and Broadway show Hamilton: An American Musical.
(Charlottesville, Virginia – September 2016)
Bringing the War Home: The Meuse-Argonne as a Classroom:
Consulting educator/historian/presenter for the American Battle Monuments Commission involving the creation of a free World War I iBook available to American classrooms. The project also involved fieldwork in Romagne, France and London, England, as well as, presentations at the VCSSE in Northern Virginia and NCSS in Boston, MA.
(September 2013-January 2015)
Thomas Jefferson Foundation: Barringer Fellowship:
A Barringer Fellow researching at Jefferson's Monticello, the Jefferson Library, and the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies. (July and August 2013)
NCHE 2013 National Conference
Presenter in a workshop titled “From the Transatlantic Slave Trade to the Underground Railroad: Teaching Slavery and Emancipation in Two Countries. (Richmond, Virginia - March 2013)
Library of Congress: Teaching with Primary Sources Symposium:
Closing speaker at a symposium, at which, teachers explored how to utilize archives and documents to enhance their classrooms' understanding of the Great Wars. (September 2012)
Thomas Jefferson Foundation: Liberty Today:
A member of a team of talented teachers from across the country. The goal of the team was to bring to life the primary documents of Monticello for their “Sea of Liberty” website. (February 2012 – July 2012)
America on the World Stage: A Classroom Perspective:
Co-presenter with Andy Mink, Chris Bunin, and Nicole Schrader on bringing a global perspective of American History into the classroom. (UC Davis, California - August 2011)
Teacher Scholars Program: America on the World Stage Teaching American History Grant:
Participated as a Teacher-Scholar in Modules 3, 4, 6, and 9 transferring content from various speakers and research into classroom curriculum kits to be published and available online.
Module 9: Transatlantic Teacher Scholars Program: Nations at War – A six- month collaboration with ten Teacher-Scholars from the United Kingdom and Ireland researching World Wars I and II.
(February 2012- July 2012)
Module 6: America, Westward – Different perspectives of America's movement west.
(March 2011-July 2011)
Module 4: Transatlantic Teacher Scholars Program: A six-month collaboration with ten Teacher-Scholars from the United Kingdom researching the Transatlantic Slave Trade. (August 2010 – March 2011)
Module 3: Promises and Responsibilities of Citizenship – Birth of Democracy in Global Context. (Spring 2010)
Backpack Historian Field Experience: weeklong travel experience sponsored by the Gilder Lehrman Institute.
“How Do We Remember War?” - Belgium and France (July 2012)
“The American West” - Colorado (June 2011)
“Transatlantic Slave Trade” - Barbados (February 2011)
“From First Contact to Freedom: Plymouth, Braintree, and Boston”
- Boston, MA (June 2010)
● Teachers College of Columbia University Arts and Humanities
Banner Bearer (May 2018)
● Madison County Teacher of the Year 2012-2013
● Mount Vernon Teacher of the Year Finalist (2011)
● Western History Association Lesson of the Year Runner-Up (2011)
● Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society
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