Hi and thanks for visiting. I currently live in Arlington,VA where I serve as the High School Social Studies Specialist for Fairfax County Public Schools. Previously, I was the PK-12 Social Studies Coordinator for the Department of Defense Dependent Schools. I was also a teacher at American Schools in Brazil for six years and for six years in public schools around MA. After leaving the classroom, I was the Coordinator for Curriculum and Instruction for Social Studies and History at Virtual High School (VHS). I recently completed my Masters in Global History at Northeastern University where I am also an adjunct in their College of Professional Studies.
I have worked as a consultant and curriculum developer for the Massachusetts Historical Society, Cengage, M.E. Sharpe, Teachers 21, Class Measures, the Foreign Policy Research Institute, and iEARN.
My goals include:
a) Innovate social studies education
b) Train teachers and future educators in dynamic professional development
c) Utilize technology in social studies education, instructional design, and assessment
d) Build a network of educators interested in providing the best educational experiences for their students
e) Contribute to the discussion and development of social studies literacies and skills in the Common Core State Standards
Overall, I am determined to become an influential thought leader in education.
I look forward to your insights and comments.