Phone: 412-833-1600 ext. 2316
Degrees and Certifications:
BA in Political Science and Sociology from the University of Pittsburgh Master of Arts in Teaching in Social Studies Education from the University of Pittsburgh
Hello and welcome to my page! I’m thrilled to return to USC High School as a Long Term Substitute Social Studies Teacher this year. I began teaching at Upper St. Clair High School in 2017 as an intern in the Social Studies Department and served as the Honors American History and AP US History Teacher during the 2018-2019 school year.
I grew up in southeastern PA in the Philadelphia suburbs but came to Pittsburgh for college and fell in love with the area. I received a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Sociology from the University of Pittsburgh in 2017 and went on to get a Master of Arts in Teaching in Secondary Social Studies Education in 2018 from Pitt.
I’m so excited to continue being a part of the Upper St. Clair Community and working with you over the next year!
Honors American History: Like all American History courses, this course is designed to provide you with the analytic skills and factual knowledge necessary to appreciate how our history shapes our world today. The reading load, pace, and depth of study are more intense than an Academic American History course. It’s assumed that students are strong readers and writers, and are motivated to pursue a more vigorous program of study. Another major difference between the Honors American History course and the Academic American History course is the greater amount and sophistication of historical research in this course. All students in Honors American History are required to write a formal, original, research paper.
AP US History: The Advanced Placement course is designed for the most ambitious students who wish to pursue a demanding course of study. The course is designed to provide self-motivated students with the analytic skills and factual knowledge necessary to deal critically with the materials in United States History. It is also designed to make demands upon the student equivalent to those made by full-year introductory college courses. As such, the reading load, pace, and depth of study are more intense than the Honors American History course. Besides the demanding course load, students will also be required to write an original formal research paper.