United States History
The Civil Rights Movement and Vietnam War
A Moral History of the 20th Century (Based on Jonathan Glover's book of the same name)
Modern World History
AP US History
AP European History
AP World History
Modern War and Its Images
The Civil War in Film and Literature
Films and History
CAREER PROFILE Veteran teacher successful working with a variety of students; flexible teaching across the history curriculum. Skilled at motivating and rewarding students for effort, in the belief that performance will follow. Shaped by principles demonstrating learning through project-based and student-centered activities utilizing various forms of cooperative learning. Administrative experience (Department Chair and Dean of Faculty), but the classroom still best feeds my spirit; promoting professional development and teacher collaboration/exchange of ideas are also important interests.
I have been a history and humanities teacher in independent schools from Maine to Tennessee, and public charter schools in Washington DC. Throughout my career I been a Dean of Faculty and Department Chair, but love the classroom.
University of Southern Maine • Gorham, ME
Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education, Summa Cum Laude.
Yale University • New Haven, CT
Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program, “Understanding Medvedev’s Russia: Yale University, Moscow and Vladimir, Russia.”
St. Catherine’s College, Oxford University • Oxford, England
Gilder Lehrman Institute Teacher Seminar, “The Age of Lincoln.”
ADDITIONAL EDUCATION, TEACHING and AWARDS
U.S. History Teacher at ESL Summer School, Mercersburg Academy • Mercersburg, PA
Belfer National Conference for Educators, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum • Washington , D.C.
Teacher for DDC Talented Youth Program • Beijing, China
NEH Summer Programme: Tocqueville’s Democracy in America, St. John’s College • Annapolis, MD
The Holocaust and Jewish Resistance Fellowship Program in Poland and Israel, Yad Vashem and Biet Lohamei • Warsaw/Lublin/Krakow and Jerusalem & Kibbutz Lohamei HeGetaót
NEH Summer Seminar: Literature of the Holocaust, Simmons College • Boston, MA
NEH Summer Seminar: Theatre of the Holocaust, University of Wisconsin • Madison, WI
Civil War Institute Teacher’s Scholarship, “The African American Soldier,” Gettysburg College • Gettysburg, PA
1986 High School Teacher of the Year in Holocaust, Belz-Lipman Award • Tennessee State Holocaust Commission
Presenter, Holocaust Conference, East Tennessee State University and Middle Tennessee State University
Presenter, Educational Outreach Program, Vanderbilt University
Trip Director, Immersive Student Experiences: World War II and the Cold War • England, France, and Germany
Trip Director, Immersive Student Experiences in Russia/former USSR and Europe • Russia, Georgia, Poland, Austria, and the Czech Republic.
Respond to lesson requests (positively or negatively)
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