Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education, Vanderbilt University, 2013 Bachelor of Science in History, Vanderbilt University, 2013 Master of Education in Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum, University of Missouri, 2014 Middle School Certification 5-9, 2013, Social Studies High School Certification 9-12, 2013, Social Studies
I graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2013, after which I spent the first two years of my career as a high school history teacher. I have a background in teaching World History, United States History, and World Geography. I am now serving as a middle school social studies teacher, where I primarily work with 6th grade students in Ancient Civilizations. I love the opportunity that social studies classes provide to incorporate literacy, problem-solving, communication, and collaborative skills. My goal as a history teacher is far beyond memorization; I strive to help students grow and develop 21st century skills that are transferable across all content areas, as well as beyond the classroom setting. I thoroughly enjoy teaching and could not be more excited to join the Smithville team!