South Carolinian by birth, historian through upbringing, social studies teacher by passion.
I first developed a love of history when I was a child, when I would go to the Texaco station in my small South Carolina hometown and sit there to listen to the old men tell their stories to one another. Later, when I was in college, I found that I enjoyed tutoring and helping people understand history. Becoming a teacher has quite literally been a lifelong journey for me, and I am excited to see where it will take me next.
My most recent projects were inspired while pursuing my certification to teach gifted students in the state of Georgia. For a more in depth accounting of that, you can look at my Propriety Tools tab. In summary, these projects have included experiments with the flipped classroom model as well as Problem Based Learning. Perhaps the greatest development in my teaching however, has been an increased focus on social emotional learning.
This webpage began as a project for my Masters degree and, due to pandemic teaching, was neglected for a while. However, I am trying to be more faithful in my updating and writing so as to create an ongoing record of my professional growth. This webpage, represents a culmination of multiple projects displayed in a manner that I hope you will find informative, as well as helpful. The site is designed to conform to the program standards set forth by my graduate program, which can be easily navigated through at the top left of the page.
Questions Moving Forward
In an effort to continue my professional development, I try to update the blog portion of this site on at least a monthly basis. This is where I write about strategies and concepts I plan to employ, and where I reflect on those attempts after the fact. Please let me know what you think by commenting on my posts!