Professional BiographyRana CullersSocial Sciences
Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! I am delighted to be joining the Department of Social Science and Global Studies at Riverside High and teaching AP US and Comparative Government and Economics this year. Although my first year teaching in Loudoun County, I am beginning my 6th year as a secondary educator in the field of social studies after previously teaching in Maryland. I highly look forward to inspiring and guiding students to become active and caring citizens with the skills necessary for college and career readiness. As for my educational philosophy, I think it is simply summed up in a quote by the great Irish poet W.B. Yeats: "Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire".Regarding my educational and professional background, I received a M.Ed. in Social Science Education from the University of Georgia with a student teaching experience in Mexico City, Mexico. I also graduated from UGA with a BA in Sociology, Magna Cum Laude and 30 additional credits of graduate coursework in the field of Sociology. Along my professional way, I have taught students from middle school to the undergraduate level in college. Outside of teaching, I spent many years in higher educational administration at NYU, GMU, GWU, and The Catholic University of America. As the daughter of two high school English teachers, I can state without a doubt that I have found my career home as a high school classroom educator, although writing poetry is as close to the subject area of English that I have found myself.
My 2019-20 Schedule: ROOM LOCATION L404/STUDY HALL-AUDITORIUM
1st ECONOMICS/L404 5th ECONOMICS/L404 2nd PLANNING 6th AP US & COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT/L404 3rd
7th STUDY HALL/Auditorium 4th ECONOMICS/L404 8th DEPARTMENT COLLABORATIVE PLANNINGOffice Hours: Monday & Wednesday from 8:00AM to 9:00AM/Room L404REMIND CODES FOR ALL MY CLASSES/TEXT THE FOLLOWING CODES TO 81010-ALL A DAY ECONOMICS CLASSES: @rcullersa-ALL B DAY ECONOMICS CLASSES: @rcullersb-AP US & COMP GOV: @rcullersEMAIL: Course Information Gradebook & Class PageNHS Tutoring Request Page
*STUDENTS: All Class Information Will Be Contained In Google Classroom.
**Access Codes will be distributed beginning the first day of class.PhoenixAll my class information can be found in StudentVUE/ParentVUEClick the Phoenix link below.NHS
Department Grading Policy Department Reassessment policySummative Assignments: 90% (Tests, Essays and Projects)Formative Assignments: 10% (Homework and ClassworkLATE WORK POLICYStudents are expected to turn all assignments (classwork, homework, papers, and projects) in on time. The late work policy for non-test/quiz assessments is as follows: Scores on late
assignments are graded up to the maximum percentages listed: 90% - Turned in one school day late from posted due date. 80% - Turned in between one school day late and ten school days late from posted due date. *Late work beyond the ten school day period will be accepted for a grade based on teacher discretion.Reassessments are an option for students who earn below an 84% on the original assessment. Prior remediation is required before taking the reassessment. Remediation assignments and reassessments must be completed in accordance with the published deadlines. Students may earn up to an 84% on the reassessment.
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