Degrees and Certifications:
I was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. I graduated from the University of Arizona in 2009 with a BA in history education. I am also a National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT). This is my tenth year as a teacher in the Social Studies Department at Canyon del Oro High School. I teach world history (pre-IB freshmen/sophomores) and IB History (Juniors/Seniors).
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Philosophy of Education
My approach to history is a comparative, discussion-based, and multi-perspective approach. My class focuses on developing the skills of critical thinking and understanding multiple interpretations of history. I view history as an exploratory subject that poses questions without providing definitive answers. A study of history both requires and develops an individual's understanding of, and empathy for, people living in other periods and contexts.