Degrees and Certifications:
University of Arizona BA University of Michigan MA Ed Arizona Secondary Teaching Certificate Endorsements: Government, Economics, History, Business Education, Career & Technical Education, and Structured English Immersion
The 2021-2022 school year will be my 23nd year teaching and my 20th year at Cactus Shadows. Prior to moving to Arizona, I taught at an alternative high school in southeast Michigan. Throughout my career I have taught a variety of Social Studies course offerings including Geography, Current Events, Sociology, United States History, World History, and Civics, but am most experienced at teaching Government and Economics. Outside of the classroom, I also co-sponsor Student Council with Mrs. Bender. In my free time I enjoy sitting on the beach with a good book, exploring the our National Parks, spoiling my nieces and nephews, trying new recipies, and spending time with family and friends.
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For this course, all assignments, materials, resources, and due dates will be housed in Google Classroom. Personal invitations have been sent to students enrolled in each class period using thier CCUSD issued email address.
To access Google Classroom for students, click HERE
My goal is to give students the knowledge, language, and tools to feel comfortable and confident engaging in conversations about government and economics with adults in other settings.