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Our class calendar, which includes daily agendas and assignments, can be found by clicking on the link above that corresponds with your class. Course descriptions as well course syllabi can be found below. Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions or concerns. Let's have an outstanding 2017-2018 school year!
World History is a yearlong, freshmen-level course that is designed to expose students to important persons, events, relationships, and themes in world history, beginning with the Neolithic Revolution and continuing through the modern era. Throughout the class students will utilize spatial reasoning and analysis to examine how human socioeconomic organization has effected the environment and natural resources throughout human history.
United States History is a yearlong, junior-level course that explores important persons, events, relationships, and themes in the history of the US, starting with the period of European colonization and extending through the modern era. Upon completion of the course students should understand America's role in history and how she, as a nation, impacted other nations and world politics.
AP Psychology is a yearlong course designed to introduce students to the systematic and scientific study of human behavior and mental processes. Students are exposed to vocabulary, concepts, and topics associated with each of the major sub-fields within psychology. This class is modeled after a freshmen-level college course and will emphasize the development of critical thinking and higher level reading and writing skills to prepare students to take the AP Exam at the culmination of the class.
Economics is a yearlong, senior-level course that provides one credit that counts towards the four Social Studies credits required for graduation from ISS. The goal of this class is to expose students to important economic concepts and systems as well as topics related to personal financial literacy and business enterprise.
This will be my first year teaching on the ISS staff, and I am elated to be a Hurricane! I earned my bachelor's degree in Geography and Secondary Education from the University of Northern Colorado. After a semester of substitute teaching, I began my classroom teaching career at Liberty High School in southern Colorado. I worked at LHS for five years and instructed all of the core courses offered in the Social Studies Department as well as several electives. Outside of the classroom, I thoroughly enjoyed getting to coach American Football and Track & Field for the school. During my time at Liberty, I furthered my education by earning a master's degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado. I look forward to a year full of personal and professional growth, working and living in this truly international community here on the North Coast of the Dominican Republic.