Welcome to US History from 1865!
I am excited to begin my fourth year at Seneca Ridge with you. My classroom will be in B-14 this year.
This year we will be studying American history from Reconstruction to the present. Students will be involved in lots of project-based learning, and I will also incorporate opportunities for personalized learning. I believe in letting students explore their interests and use their own knowledge to learn and understand more about our nation's past.
Here's a little about me:
I earned my Master's in Education from George Mason University in 2015. I taught English 7 at Farmwell Station Middle School before moving to SRMS in 2016, where I taught English 8 for two years. I now am in my second year teaching History 7, and am looking forward to sharing my love of history with all of you.
Before I began this career, I taught college in Chicago, IL while pursuing a career as a historian at the University of Illinois, Chicago. I have an MA in history and museum education from Tufts University (2004) and earned my BA from Scripps College in 2002.
When I'm not at school, I enjoy spending time with my family, including my two sons Ben and Joe, my husband, and our dog Aggie. I like to go hiking and exploring different places in the area. At home, I spend a lot of time reading, knitting, or cooking.
I'm looking forward to getting to know my students and families this year!
You can always email me
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