I am entering my 14th year of teaching and my 12th year at Schuylkill Technology Center. At STC, we offer four courses of Social Studies: American Studies I
, American Studies II
, Civics/Government & Economics
, and World Studies
. Along with my teaching duties, I have been a Skills USA
co-advisor since 2011. My experiences shared with the members of this student organization have been greatly rewarding. The students never cease to amaze me: setting up charity fundraisers, performing community service tasks, showcasing their career and technical skills and knowledge in Skills USA competitions at the district, state, and national levels! In 2015, I completed training, obtained my Student Assistance Program
certification and now contribute to the SAP Team on campus.
My educational background includes a Bachelor of Social Science degree with a major in Secondary Education, Social Studies from The Pennsylvania State University. I also have obtained my Master's degree in Education with a focus on Curriculum and Instruction from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. I have Pennsylvania Instructional II Certification to teach Social Studies (grades 7-12).
Training and Certifications:
SMART Board Level I (2009), VISION Suicide Prevention (2011), I-SAFE (2012), PA Family Support Alliance (2013), Student Assistance Program (2015), PDE's Multi-Tiered System of Supports (2015), Youth Mental Health First Aid (2015), Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Violation Education (2016), Active Shooter Training (2016), Transgender Suicide Postvention (2017), Opioid Awareness, Drug and Alcohol Training (2017), ALICE Basic Certification Training for Schools (2017), U.S. Army Leadership Training (2018), Social Emotional Awareness Training (2018), Stop the Bleed (2019), ALICE Re-Certification Training for Schools (2019, 2020), ZOOM/Google Classroom (2020), De-Escalation/Safety Training (2020)
Professional and Education Memberships:
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Gettysburg Foundation, National Council for the Social Studies, Pennsylvania State Education Association, Penn State Alumni Association
I have an open-door policy for students, parents, and community members, so feel free to email me
at any time with any questions, concerns, or helpful information to benefit the educational process at Schuylkill Technology Centers.