I was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona and attended Brophy College Preparatory. I chose to become a teacher because I had an extremely influential high school history teacher, and I aspired to be like him. I earned a B.S. in Secondary Education and History from Northern Arizona University in 2005 and a Master of Arts in Educational Administration from Santa Clara University in 2012.
Most of my professional career I have been a teacher. This is my tenth year teaching social studies, but I also spent three years as an instructional designer, creating and designing doctoral level curriculum/courses. I have taught in both public and private schools and thoroughly enjoyed the challenges of both. At the high school level I have experience teaching AP World History, World History, U.S. Government, and Economics. At the middle school level I have taught U.S. History, World History, Writing, and Literature.
I truly believe in teaching the whole person and that all students can learn and be successful. Helping students find success is my greatest passion, and I am the type of educator who will do whatever it takes to ensure that students perform to their capability.
I also enjoy hiking, playing sports, reading, and spending quality time with my friends and family. I love life, people, and experiencing new things. One highlight of my life is when I backpacked Europe for a month after graduating high school.
I offer Peak Academics and you, all of my experience, knowledge, and skills, and am honored to be a tutor. I provide support in history and organization and time management for grades 7 through 12.