Degrees and Certifications:
-BA SUNY Oswego - Political Science -MA University of Colorado, Denver - Education -MA CUNY Graduate Center - Political Science
I am in my 6th year teaching and second year with Williamstown Middle High School. I am a native New Yorker, but began by teaching career while living in Fort Collins Colorado. After a fulfilling teaching experience in Denver, I came back home to New York and taught both high school and college courses in the Bronx. As an avid learner I have been in school myself for nearly my entire life. I am currently completing my 4th degree, a doctorate in political science with the City University of New York's Graduate Center. The world of politics is infinitely fascinating to me and I enjoy being a participant and researcher in the field.
Outside of academics I am an avid traveler and outdoorsman. I spend my summers on the road exploring new areas of the globe. I have been to all lower 48 states, plan on seeing Alaska and Hawaii as soon as possible before moving on to roaming through Europe and the rest of the world. It is a life goal of mine to visit every sovereign nation in the world. The only thing i love as much as politics, teaching and travel is music, particularly reggae and world music.
Peace & Love!
In this course students will examine pivotal events in World History through the lens of five major themes: Social, Political, Interactions, Cultural, and Economic. Through the use of current events, primary source documents and critical analysis.
In this co-taught course, individuals explore topics related to the formation and development of America. Through discussion of important events, students generate opinions related to a variety of contemporary and historical topics of importance. Students will expand their reading skills by reviewing, analyzing, and discussing primary source material in order to learn more about America and how it has become the country that it is today. By the end of the semester, students will be able to demonstrate their learning through detailed written reflection and analysis.