I have a background both in the business world, where I founded and operated my own retail businesses for many years, and the educational world, where I teach History and Civics. I also have a background in theater, where I continue to work as an actor and director.
I love history. To me, history is far more than a random collection of names and dates, but rather a study of human ideas and achievements. Math teaches you to think logically, science to think analytically, language arts to expand your thinking beyond our own time and space, but history teaches you to think for yourself. Today, too many people get their information from internet headlines, or talking heads on television, or from their families or friends, and rarely take the time to really understand the world. With such an information overload, who are we to believe? The only way is to develop a full background, with multiple viewpoints, and then to develop one's own opinions. My approach is to study history from a conceptual framework, rather than chronological, to fully understand how the ideas of other times laid the foundations for our ongoing society today.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: CUNY Brooklyn College - Bachelor in Arts, Communications
Graduate Degree: Western Connecticut State University - Master of Arts, History
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