Salisbury University (History, Comm)
Salisbury University (Master's)
I taught grade levels 6 through 10 for 10 years. I have taught a broad spectrum of students from those in AP history to children with autism and special needs. I also served as the Supervisor of the Alternative Education program at my middle school to provide one on one guidance/instruction to at-risk youth. I have facilitated faculty workshops on the use of technology in the classroom and created many templates, lessons and presentations for my peers.
I love to perform. My co-workers often referred to my lessons as the "Show" in reference to my advanced use of technology and dynamic public speaking style. I strove to show pictures for every person and place, video clips for every concept and "out-of-the-text" stories to bring black & white history into a vivid and exciting audio/visual experience. I love to incorporate art, science, music and my own world traveling experiences into social studies education to make it fun and fulfilling.
Learning is not about the destination or "answer". I believe that true learning occurs during the educational journey with hands on activities, differentiated instruction and a genuine experience with the material.
I went to school on the Eastern Shore of Maryland at Salisbury State University. I put myself through school while simultaneously working up to 60 hours a week of construction. I earned BA degrees in Communications and History with minors in philosophy, music and art. I have extensive training in public speaking and the creation of presentations. I also finished my education at Salisbury University with a 4.0 in my Master of Arts in Teaching program.
I have always been called a "Renaissance Man" by my family, friends, peers, students and athletes. I am an educator, a historian, a scientist, a musician, a botanist, an author, an athlete, an artist, a computer and a/v technician, a carpenter, a mason and a father. I fell in love with history and the idea of social studies education as an outlet for my diverse talents and interests while traveling the rails around Europe. I taught grade levels 6 through 10 for 10 years. I have taught a broad spectrum of students from those in AP history to children with autism and special needs. I
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