I grew up on a family farm in Kernersville, NC. After I graduated highschool I never thought that college was in store for me. I went into the workforce, directly out of high school. I had a very successful career working in the private sector. It was not until a conversation with my wife in July of 2007 that my views on college and education changed.
I loved working with teens through different mission trips and knew that being an educator was the right fit for me. Now ten years later here I am finishing up my sith year as a history teacher. I earned my history degree from High Point University in 2013 and began my career as a middle school teacher. Now I am back at High Point University working towards a masters in administration. While this career wasn't where I saw myself years ago, I am now fulfilling dreams that I never knew I should dream.I am married to a wonderful woman (Melissa) which is a Media Coordinator for Westchester Country Day School, where my daughter Amelia (7) attend's school. My family is extremely important to me, I cherish the time that we are able to spend together.Outside of my family, there is my faith God has been a major reason I have been able to achieve the things that I have accomplished.My hobbies include all things history related. My specialty area is the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars. I became interested in that area of study during my French Revolution class at High Point University. Dr. Schnied taught the class and I was hooked, he made the content so interesting and was great at telling the story. Visiting Civil War Battlefields and walking where the men that fought in them walked is another interest of mine. I have been able to walk the entire battlefield of Gettysburg, Pa and I stood where Abraham Lincoln gave his famous speech. We have walked around Washington, DC and visited the museums along the National Mall, toured the Capitol Building, Supreme Court, and other historic places. The best trip that we did was when we visited Liberty Plaza in Philidelphia PA. I was able to walk the streets that our forefathers did, and stand where George Washington stood to sign the Constitution. That is the high moment of my life.In the classroom, I try my best to build a meaningful relationships with my students. I feel that if you do not have a relationship with your students then they will not respect you and listen to what you have to say. I also try to build engaging lessons for them to stretch their imagination. I do this my incorporating different froms of technology into my lesson plans. I use programs like Sybaloo, Antimoto, Google Education Tools, My Maps and Powtoons. This allows for different forms of activities and assessments to be completed and for the students to use their creativity to produce a product.I have expererence in teaching 7th and 8th grade history, American History 1 and 2, Psychology and Civics and Economics at the high school level. If you would like to contact me for any information about teaching History or how to incorperate technology into your class please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org