I received my Bachelor of Arts in History from Kenyon College, and then explored a lot of different fields before settling on corporate video sales, where I got to look at history every day by licensing stock footage to a range of different corporate, commercial and educational clients. I achieved as much as I could in that field and began to think about what my next step would be. In the corporate world, my job always involved teaching, whether it was staff or clients. A diagnosis of ADHD for our son convinced me that teaching was where I was meant to be so that I could help him. I was accepted into an accelerated teaching program in New York City, earning my Masters in Special Education at CUNY-Hunter College, and taught in high schools in distressed areas where I was able to lessen the opportunity gap for underprivileged students and open up a world of learning to them. There is nothing in the world like seeing the "light bulb" go off in a student's mind when they grasp a concept. That is what keeps me going. I am most passionate about history, government and economics, because what happened two years ago or two hundred years ago is still relevant and is playing out in the world today. A day without art or music is like a day without air, and whenever I can weave those into a lesson I do. I can also tutor Art History, Racial and Social Justice, Algebra 1 and Geometry. When I am not working, I hang out with my family, ride really long distances on my bike (gran fondos), watch the Pittsburgh Steelers or Pittsburgh Penguins, and try to keep my Wordle and Spelling Bee habit under control.
Undergraduate Degree: Kenyon College - Bachelor in Arts, History
Graduate Degree: CUNY Hunter College - Master of Science, Education
I am passionate about bike riding, and love to participate in 100 mile rides. A day without music and art is like a day without air. I watch the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pittsburgh Penguins whenever I can.
High School Economics
High School Government
High School Level American History
High School Political Science
High School Writing
Study Skills and Organization