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Subjects Taught
AP US Government & Politics, AP US History, Civics & Economics, Honors Civics & Economics, Turning Points


B.A. in Government from Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA, 2000

Secondary Education Social Studies Teaching Certification through Millersville University, Millersville, PA, 2000


College Board AP United States Government & Politics 

College Board AP United States History

College Board AP US Government & Politics Exam Reader and Evaluator 2015-present


Swansboro High School - January 2013-Present

Western Harnett High School - August 2006-January 2013

J.F. Webb High School - August 2001-July 2006


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Though I was raised up north, I got to the south as quick as I could! I've been living and teaching in North Carolina for 17 years, and this is my sixth year at Swansboro High School. (GO PIRATES!) In my tenure, I've taught AP Government and Politics, AP United States History, Turning Points in American History, Civics and Economics, and American History II. I'm also the founder and advisor for Swansboro's first ever Mock Trial Team, co-advisor of Student 2 Student, advisor for Onslow County Close-Up Program and co-advisor of Rho Kappa Social Studies Honor Society at SHS. I'm also a part of the Teacher Leadership Council, School Planning Team, OCS Quality Council and the Onslow County History Curriculum Support Team. Finally, I'm proud and humbled to have served as the 2015-16 Swansboro High School Teacher of the Year and the Onslow County Teacher of the Year. Swansboro High School is the greatest school and community ever, and I'm grateful to be a part of it.