I was born, raised, and educated in Chicago and lived in Detroit and Virginia before moving to Huntsville in 2016. I attended undergraduate and graduate school in Chicago and started teaching social studies and English in 2005, and completed my Ph.D in Curriculum and Instruction in 2022.
I live with my spouse and 2 children, and schnauzer-poodle named Archie. In my free time, I enjoy listening to audiobooks, running, playing racquetball, tennis, and board games, and traveling. I've traveled across Europe and Asia alone as well as with family. I love teaching students about why history is important to understand as well as how to better be aware of the world in which they live.
Ph.D. - Curriculum & Instruction (The University of Alabama)
M.A.T. - Secondary Social Studies (Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL)
B.A. - Liberal Arts/History (The University of Illinois - Chicago)
ALSDE Class B - Secondary Education: Social Studies, English, Anthropology
National Board Certified Teacher (re-certified in 2020, original certification in 2010)
Social Studies
New Century Technology High School - Social Studies Department

The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL --- Department of Curriculum & Instruction

The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI --- College of Education: Instructor/Field Observer of Social Studies Educators

Henry Ford Community College, Dearborn, MI --- English Department: Instructor of Reading and Writing

Proviso Mathematics & Science Academy, Forest Park, IL --- Teacher of Integrated Language Arts and Social Studies

Proviso East High School, Maywood, IL --- Teacher of U.S. History