PHS Social Studies Department

"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
  • (11th) Modern U.S. History or  AP U.S. History
  • (12th) Government or AP U.S. Government

Department Chair
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Began teaching in 1990, at PHS since 2001.
Courses:  Modern World History, World War II, Historical Ancestry
Degree(s):  B.A. in History, Central Methodist University 1990, M.S. Secondary Ed, Southwest Baptist University 1994
Affiliation(s):  Missouri State Teachers Association

Meet Our Teachers
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Social Studies Teacher, began teaching in 2001 at PHS
Courses: Advanced Placement Government and Politics, Government
Degree(s): B.S. in History, Truman State University, MAE in History, Truman State University, EdS in Ed Leadership, Webster University
Other:  National Honor Society Sponsor

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Social Studies Teacher, began teaching in 2011, at PHS since 2012.
Courses:  Themes in World History and Mythology
Degree(s):  B.S. in Secondary Social Studies Education 2010, Master in Education 2017 - UMSL
Other:  Varsity Boys Soccer Coach
Affiliation(s): National Education Association

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Courses:  World History, African American Studies, and Geography
Degree(s):  B.A. in History with certification in Education and minors in Social Studies and Geography, Lindenwood University 2014
Other:  Weightlifing and Conditioning Coach, Freshman Class Sponsor
Affiliations:  Missouri State Teaching Association

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Social Studies Teacher, began teaching in 2004, at PHS since 2005
Courses:  Advanced Placement European History, Honors Themes in World History, Genocide
Degree(s):  B.A. Social Studies Education 2004, M.A. Ed Central Methodist University 2009
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Courses:  Themes in American History, Modern US History

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Social Studies Teacher, began teaching in 2011, at PHS since 2014
Courses:  Modern U.S. History, AP® United States History
Degree(s):  B.S. in History, Truman State University 2010; M.A.E. - Social Studies, Truman State University 2011
Affiliations:  Missouri State Teacher Association
Other:  JV Softball Coach, Rho Kappa Co-Sponsor

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Social Studies, began teaching in 2010, at PHS since 2012.
Courses:  Modern World History, Economics
Degree(s):  B.A. in History from Illinois College 2010, M.S. Ed/Administration University of Illinois-Springfield 2014
Other:  Assistant Football Coach, JV Baseball Coach

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Social Studies Teacher, began teaching in 2009 at Pattonville Heights M.S, at PHS since 2014
Courses:  World HIstory 2, Sociology, Historical Ancestry
Degree(s):  B.A. of Arts - Educational Studies, Saint Louis University 2009, M.A. of Education Administration - Athletics and Activities 2013
Other:  Varsity Field Hockey Coach (fall); Middle School Field Hockey Coach (spring)

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Social Studies Teacher, began teaching in 2012 at PHS.
Courses:  Modern US History, History Through Art, Advanced Placement U.S. History
Degree(s):  B.S in History 2010, M.A. Ed 2011, Truman State University
Other: Rho Kappa Sponsor, Student Council Co-Sponsor

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Social Studies Teacher, began teaching career in 2012 at PHS
Courses:  Modern World History, Mythology
Degree(s):  B. A. in Political Science with History Minor, University of Missouri - Columbia 1993; Master of Arts in Teaching, Lindenwood University 2011
Degree(s):  B.S in History 2010, M.A. Ed 2011, Truman State University
Other: Varsity Golf Coach; member of PHS Care Team

2014-2015 Pattonville High School Teacher of the Year
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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

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Social Studies teacher, began teaching career in 2009 at PHS.
Courses:  Modern U.S. History, Youth and Law
Degree(s):  B.A in History, Lindenwood University 2008, M.A. in Ed/Administration K-12.
Other:  Assistant Athletic Director, Student Council Sponsor

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Social Studies teacher, began Teaching 2008 at PHS
Courses:  Modern U.S. History, Sociology
Degree(s): Social Science with teacher certification, with a designation in Sociology and Anthropology, Western Illinois University 2008
Other:  Assistant Tennis Coach, Student Council sponsor

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Social Studies Teacher, began teaching in 1998, at PHS since 2000.
Courses: Advanced Placement European History, Modern World History
Degree(s):  B.A. in Secondary Education, Saint Louis University 1998; MA in Secondary Ed and History, University of Missouri, Saint Louis, 2006.
Other:  Rho Kappa Chapter Sponsor (National Social Studies Honor Society)
Affiliation(s):  National Board Certification awarded 2009, Missouri State Teacher Association  

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Social Studies Teacher, began teaching in 1994, at PHS since 1999
Courses:  Advanced Placement, Psychology, Psychology, American Culture
Degree(s): B.S. History, Evangel University 1992. M.A. Ed, Lindenwood University 2002.
Other:  Assistant Volleyball Coach

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Social Studies Teacher, began teaching in 2009 at PHS
Courses: Honors Themes in U.S. History, Contemporary Issues
Degree(s): M.A. Education (History)-Maryville University, B.A. Communication (Advertising)-Bradley University