Clarion University of Pennsylvania (Social Studies)
Clarion University of Pennsylvania (Master's)
Robert Morris University (Other)
I began my teaching career in Freeport, Pennsylvania, teaching World History. Studying history from early times up through today gives us a glimpse of where we will be tomorrow. The much used, yet true saying, "those who ignore the past are destined to repeat the same mistakes." I also have been fascinated with political history, including the study of Constitutional Law and the role of the media in shaping public policy. This political interest led me to accept an invitation to become a candidate for the Pennsylvania State Legislature in the 60th Legislative District in 1982.
I left teaching after eight years, leading to a long, interesting, and rewarding career in radio and television. I have worked as a disc-jockey, radio morning show host, and television reporter/anchor. Interestingly, I have come full circle, returning to teaching in 1997. I spent fourteen years at Fort Cherry High School, teaching media courses, including News and Sports Production, Advertising, and Documentary Production. Because I love inspiring young minds and still enjoy talking about the media, I am in my fourth year of teaching "Radio and TV Announcing" as an adjunct professor at Point Park University. Tutoring young people is my next great adventure!
I think the study of history gives us a road map to follow throughout our lives. We can visit the past to see where we are headed in the future. Helping students to appreciate our great country and inspiring young people to get involved in the electoral process has always been rewarding to me. Tutoring the leaders of tomorrow is what I am all about.
I like to make the courses I teach come alive through multi-media channels. I also like to include thought provoking ideas, asking challenging questions, encouraging students to give their opinions, but above all, promoting and practicing mutual respect. The future is bright for all of us. Let's make it happen! I began my teaching career in Freeport, Pennsylvania, teaching World History. Studying history from early times up through today gives us a glimpse of where we will be tomorrow. The much used, yet true saying, "those who ignore the past are destined to repeat the same mistakes." I also have been fascinated with political history, including the
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