"Without history, a society shares no common memory of where it has been, what its core values are, or what decisions of the past account for present circumstances. Without history, we cannot undertake any sensible inquiry into the political, social, or moral issues in society. And without historical knowledge and inquiry, we cannot achieve the informed, discriminating citizenship essential to effective participation in the democratic processes of governance and the fulfillment for all our citizens of the nation’s democratic ideals."
Our department offers nearly thirty different courses ranging from US History to Mythology. Required courses include:
(9th) Themes in American History or Honors in Themes in American HIstory
(10th) Modern World History or AP European History
2014-2015 Pattonville High School Teacher of the Year
Social Studies Teacher, began teaching career in 2007 at PHS.
Courses: Government, Anthropology
Degree(s): B.A. in Psychology and Anthropology, University of Colorado, 2001, M.A. Education Secondary Teaching and Inquiry, Maryville University 2007
Other: International Club Co-Sponsor, Rho Kappa Co-sponsor, CharacterPlus Building Representative, PBIS Co-Chair, 2018 U.S. Department of State Global Teaching Dialogue Presenter, 2017 Fulbright Teachers for Global Classroom Fellow, 2015 Pattonville High School Teacher of the Year, 2015 METC Presenter, 2015 CharacterPlus Conference Presenter, 2015 Language Immersion Co-Lab Conference Presenter, 2015 Exchange 2.0 Digital Learning Day Guest Blogger, 2014 Micro-Documentaries Spotlight Educator, 2014 iEARN Conference Brazil Presenter, iEARN Teacher Ambassador, Christopher Steven Youth Network National Scholarship Recipient, BIE/CSYN Project Based Learning Master Trainer, Certificate of Completion Advanced Placement Teacher in U.S. History, NCSS, OAH