I have been an American History and Government teacher for 20 years, the last ten as History Department Chair at Rolling Hills Preparatory School. I have taught for 11 years at private independent schools and nine years at public schools, in grades ranging from 6th through college, including five years teaching Advanced Placement U.S. History.
I teach because I love to teach; I teach history and government because I love social sciences. History is a rich blueprint showing why we are where we are. My goal is to show students connections between what the subjects and their prior learnings. Despite my time in A.P. U.S., my emphasis is NOT memorizing dates and names of generals and battles. History is the most interesting stories of the most interesting people who ever lived. How could that be boring? I want to challenge students to think about history and government for themselves, and to teach them the rich tapestries of the subjects.
“Why is this important?” is a question I invite my students to ask. History and government are significant, and the students have a right to know why. Education is an enriching, life-long experience, and to take advantage of it, students must know how to learn.
I hold a Masters Degree in U.S. History specializing in political and social histories, and I look forward to working with you.
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