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 think that history is an extremely important subject for our kids, so I put a lot of effort into my lessons.
During my free time I really enjoy reading history books and historical documents, most recently early American newspapers from the 1700s. Other than history, I enjoy spending time with my family, especially my wife and my dog, and we love going on hikes and 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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