Biography – Ms. Kozubal (ka-zoo-bull) (It’s Polish!)
This is my 26th year of teaching high school students! It is my 20th year teaching at Ironwood Ridge. I have been teaching at IRHS since it opened in 2001. ! I graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Arizona and then returned to earn a Master’s Degree in Teaching and Teacher Education. I am certified by the state of Arizona to teach Social Studies on the secondary level. .
I lived in Germany for five years and have traveled widely in Western Europe, including recent educational trips to Normandy, Poland, Hungary, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Great Britain, France, Switzerland, Ireland and the Netherlands. I have spent my past six summers taking students abroad to experience some of the history they are learning in the classroom. There is no better teacher than travel!
My family is from Kankakee, Illinois. I have two amazing children who are in 7th and 9th grades.
In addition to Advanced Placement U.S. History, I teach World History.
My previous experience includes serving as Japanese Club Sponsor, Social Studies Department Chair, National Honor Society Advisor, four years on the Teacher Advisory Council to the Superintendent. (TAC), and five years co-sponsoring the IRHS History Club.