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    I began my career with the Iroquois schools in 1993 - working as a substitute teacher.  In September 1995 I obtained a full time position at Iroquois Middle School, where I taught American history to 7th and 8th grade students.  I have been teaching at Iroquois High School since September 2013.  Currently I teach the following courses:  AP U.S. History, AP U.S. Government & Politics, U.S. History & Government (NYS Regents).   
     
    As a classroom teacher, I will do at that I can to help students develop an interest in America and its history.  I also strive to help my students develop the skills and habits of mind necessary for them to become successful adults.
     
    Educational Background
    B.A. in History - Allegheny College, Meadville, Pennsylvania
    M. A. in Social Studies Education, SUNY at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York
      
     
    Continuing Education
    Stony the Road We Trod:  Exploring Alabama's Civil Rights Legacy
    July 7 - 27, 2019
    The National Endowment for the Humanities
    Alabama Humanities Foundation
    Project Director - Dr. Martha Bouyer
     
    Lincoln Speaks:  Words That Transformed a Nation
    June 24 - 30, 2018
    The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
    Springfield, Illinois - Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
    Instructor - Michael Burlingame
     
    The Transcontinental Railroad: Transforming California and the Nation
    July 24 - 29, 2016
    The National Endowment for the Humanities
    The History Project at the University of California, Davis
    Lead Instructor - Eric Rauchway
     
     New Interpretations of Jacksonian America
    August 2 - 7, 2015
    The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
    McGill University, Montreal, QC. Canada
    Instructor - Jason Opal
     
    Native American History
    August 3 - 8, 2014
    The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
    Dartmouth College
    Instructor - Colin G. Calloway
     
    Living on the Edge of Empire:  Alliance, Conflict and Captivity in Colonial New England
    July 28 - August 2, 2013
    National Endowment for the Humanities Landmarks of American History Workshop
    Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association
    Deerfield, Massachusetts
    Project Director - Timothy C. Neuman
     
    Everyday Life in Early America
    July 22 - 28, 2012
    The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
    Yale University
    Instructor - John Demos
     
    The American Revolution on the Northern Frontier:  Fort Ticonderoga and the Road to Saratoga
    July 10 - 15, 2011
    National Endowment for the Humanities Landmarks of American History and Culture Program
    Fort Ticonderoga, Ticonderoga, New York
    Project Director - Richard M. Strum
     
    Lincoln
    July 5 - 11, 2009
    The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the
    Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College
    Lead Instructor - Matthew Pinsker

    Franklin D. Roosevelt and the World Crisis, 1933 - 1945
    July 13 - 18, 2008
    National Endowment for the Humanities Landmarks of American History Workshop
    Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute, Hyde Park, New York
    Project Director - David B. Woolner

    Benjamin Franklin and the Invention of America
    June 30 - July 4, 2008
    National Endowment for the Humanities Landmarks of American History Workshop
    Villanova University
    Project Director - Marylu Hill

    Inventing America: Lowell and the Industrial Revolution
    July 29 - August 3, 2007
    National Endowment for the Humanities Landmarks of American History Workshop
    Tsongas Industrial History Center / University of Massachusetts at Lowell
    Project Director - Sheila Kirschbuam

    The Era of George Washington
    July 8 - 14, 2007
    The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
    Brown University
    Lead Instructor - Gordon Wood
     
    Landmarks of the Underground Railroad
    July 17 - 21, 2006
    National Endowment for the Humanities Landmarks of American History Workshop
    Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
    Lead Instructor - Matthew Pinsker

    Crossroads of Empire: Imperial Rivalry at Old Fort Niagara
    July 10 - 14, 2006
    National Endowment for the Humanities Landmarks of American History Workshop
    Niagara University, New York
    Project Director - Thomas Chambers

    American Foreign Policy
    July 31 - August 6, 2005
    John M. Ashbrook Center for Public Affairs
    Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio
    Instructors: Jeremi Suri and Warren Kimball

    The Worlds of Thomas Jefferson
    July 24 - 30, 2005
    The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History,
    Monticello and the University of Virginia
    Lead Instructor - Douglas Wilson
     
    Presidential Greatness
    July 11 - 16, 2004
    John M. Ashbrook Center for Public Affairs
    Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio
    Instructors:  Sidney Milkis and Marc Landy

    Progressivism and the Origins of 20th Century Politics
    August 3 - 8, 2003
    John M. Ashbrook Center for Public Affairs
    Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio
    Instructors: Ronald Pestritto and Lance Robinson