As a social studies teacher, my goal is to help students understand their own lives in a number of ways. Thinking historically is a powerful tool for people to understand why things are the way they are – a question that seems increasingly urgent today. As students work to figure out who they are as people, I want to help them arm themselves with reading, writing, logical reasoning, and analytical skills and positive habits around self-expression and self-advocacy.
One of the things I am most looking forward to in my new career as a teacher is becoming an integral part of a school culture. In addition to my work in the classroom, I hope to leverage some of my professional and life experience with technology, newspaper production, sports, data analysis and presentation, blogging, and the arts (all of the large background photos on this site are mine) to contribute to my school.
The first step, of course, is to find a job! To that end, I created a website to highlight my work and interest in education. On this site, you will find some of my thoughts about education, a few sample lessons I’ve developed, and some projects I am involved with. I hope you enjoy browsing as much as I enjoyed finding this Google Street View car on my block a few years ago.
Here is a copy of my current resume. References available on request.