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    Richard Balas
    Social Science & Global Studies Teacher

    Woodgrove High School
    Home of the Wolverines


    Richard Balas

    My name is Richard Balas and I teach in the Social Sciences department. I am a graduate of Radford University where I received my bachelor’s degree in Social Science Education and also an alumnus of the College of Charleston and the Citadel in South Carolina where I received my master’s degree in History. Over the years, I have had the pleasure of working as a tour guide at President Lincoln’s Cottage in Washington D.C., Drayton Hall Plantation (circa 1736) in Charleston, SC and I have given horse-drawn carriage tours of Charleston. Additionally, I have worked on archaeological excavations at George Washington’s Mount Vernon. I am a Virginia native and interested in local history—my master’s thesis was on the Quaker community of Loudoun County in the antebellum period.

    Over the tenure of my time at Woodgrove, I have taught Ancient World History, United States History, Latin American History, and Economics.

    Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.


     2019. 2020 Course Schedule

    Period 2 Economics Sem
    Period 3 AP US History
    Period 4 AP US History
    Period 5 Economics Sem
    Period 8 Economics Sem
Last Modified on February 18, 2020