Degrees and Certifications:
I was born and raised in South Lake Tahoe and my childhood was filled with playing in the forest and swimming in the lake.
I received my Bachelors in History from Sonoma State University in 2013, my Masters in History from San Francisco State University in 2015 and my Teaching Credential from Sacramento State University. Since moving to the area in 2016 I have fallen in love with the people and environment, and spent a year volunteering at the El Dorado County Historical Museum as a researcher/archivist.
I am really passionate about teaching and making sure that my lessons are engaging and interesting for students, and spend a lot of my free time working on improving my lessons. I emphasize to my students that learning is a lifetime endeavor and that we can always improve ourselfs, and I take this to heart as well: I take every opportunity I can to attend pedagogical and currucilim workshops/seminars in order to improve my teaching. I think that history is an extremely important subject for our kids, so I put a lot of effort into my lessons and I am constantly updating them to better reach your students.
During my free time I really enjoy reading history books and historical documents, most recently a collection of college lectures on Roman history. Other than history, I enjoy spending time with my family, including the newest addition: my son was born last December and I enjoy every moment I get to spend with him. My wife and I love going on walks with our son and our dog and love finding new dog-friendly coffee shops where we can sit, talk and read for a few hours. I really enjoy watching movies (I am a huge Star Wars fan) and playing video games when I have time.
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