I am Social Studies teacher at Big Spring High School in Newville, Pennsylvania, teaching a variety of courses including: American Studies (Gr. 9, thematic approach), Sociology, Jazz Studies, Law, and Advanced Placement World History. I also serve as the department chair for 7-12 Social Studies in our district and am always looking for ways to integrate technology and outstanding resources, like the Smithsonian, into our curriculum. I am a National Geographic Certified Educator and Google for Education Certified Teacher. Student travel, both domestic and international is very important to me! I hold a BA in History with a co-major in Secondary Education and minors in Art History and Psychology from Cedar Crest College in Allentown, PA and am currently working on finishing my MA in Humanities from Penn State University, Capital Campus.