Short Personal Description:
I love history and consider it an honor to help young citizens understand our heritage. In my classes, we use historical content as a platform for critical analysis and thinking skills development. Since earning my teaching license in 2002, I have taught a variety of Social Studies classes including Advanced Placement U.S. History, History of Military Conflict, Economics, and World History. I am proud to call Rocky Mountain High School my career home since 2009.
Educational and Professional Background:
Bachelor of Science Degree in Government - Earned at Franklin and Marshall College, Spring 1995
Master's Degree in Educational Leadership - Earned at Colorado State University, Summer 2002
Teaching Experience at Woodland Park High School, Cache La Poudre Middle School, Webber Middle School, and Rocky Mountain High School
Courses currently teaching at Rocky and previous courses taught at Rocky:
11th Grade Advanced Placement U.S. History
11th/12th Grade Economics
History of Military Conflict
11th Grade U.S. History
9th Grade World History
What does the Lobo Way mean to me?:
My Lobo Way is a code of core values to guide my decision-making, treat those around me with respect, and demonstrate integrity in all situations.
Interest & Hobbies:
In addition to my love of history, I enjoy running with my dog Tusk, coaching Cross Country, riding my motorcycle, and traveling the world.
Honors & Awards:
Teacher of the Month - Foothills Rotary Club of Fort Collins, February 2009
Teacher Tuesday Award recipient - K99 and Tri102.5, January 2006
"People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them."
James A. Baldwin