About Me

I am a high school  history teacher working just outside Boston, Massachusetts. I recently made the move from middle school to high school I consider myself lucky to live and work in an area so rich in both history and education. Prior to this year I taught Ancient History, and while I love the glory and splendor of the distant past- it is American history that is my true passion.

In addition to my love of history I love all things "edtech". I have been experimenting with ways to integrate technology and 21st century skills into my classroom on a daily basis. I will always consider myself an "educator in training" as I believe there is always more to learn, new ways to grow, and new ways to improve my craft.

My hope for my students is that they leave my class with questions...in other words I want them to want to know more! History is such a broad subject with so much to offer that I hope they leave with an appetite for learning and follow their own personal interests within the discipline  Too often I hear students say that "history is boring" or "meaningless." I hope they come to see that it is not only interesting and meaningful, but essential to becoming an educated and active citizen. I want them to overcome struggles and find success both in and out of my classroom.

In addition to teaching I also coach Middle School Field Hockey and advise the Yearbook. I love the opportunity to get to know my students outside the classroom, coaching offers this in a way like no other.

When I'm not at school I love to continue to learn, museums, historical sites, Boston is filled with them so I'm pretty lucky. I also love to read, cook, spend time with friends, and travel. I love having "adventures" whether they are hiking in a foreign country or trying a new restaurant in my hometown. I also love to follow professional sports- particularly football (although let's be honest, I'm from Boston so there isn't really a New England based professional sports team that I'm not passionate about).

In the past two years I've completed two Master's degrees, an M.A in Communication studies and an M.ED in Secondary Education. This fall I will be starting a doctoral program for Teaching and Learning with a concentration in Special Education.

Sharing information via the internet has been a great experience for me as an educator, I'm excited to continue to see what's out there!

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