About Me

Thank you for visiting my page!

I am starting my 17th year of teaching and have taught most of the social sciences in a public school setting including; 8th grade {12 years}, AP Government and Politics {5 years}, and dabbled in APUSH, World History, US History, and College Prep Government and Politics. I have also experienced many amazing professional development opportunities which I hope to share with you as we move forward in our journey.  I have a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Early Childhood Development and a Master’s in Secondary Education, History from Northern Arizona University. I am also a National Board Certified Teacher {2009, renewed this year} in Social Studies/History (Early Adolescence).

This year, I have also started to work with teachers in the second part of my day, which has been greatly rewarding!

I’ve been in a few articles: The Real Work Of Understanding History , Lessons on US Constitution Find New Relevance, and during the recent movement in Arizona, an article from Slate. I also was featured on the Bill of Rights Educator Spotlight!

I write  for The Standard about civic education and for Stories from AZ Schools, and have been in the following podcast on Teacher Tips

I am no expert, but I’ve had a lot of experiences that I am excited to share!

Like most professionals, I am constantly looking to move forward and hope to share with you and learn from you! While this blog is titled for AP Government, there will be other content as it relates to the social sciences, as well as information for the everyday citizen who wants to increase their civic knowledge!

In creating a vigilant and educated citizenry, we can establish a future for our union.