I began teaching the first year LPA opened in 2005. In previous careers, I served as an officer in the Air Force followed by 20 years with various high tech companies managing business development and online marketing campaigns. I have a BA degree in History from Weber State University and a Master’s Degree in Secondary Education from Utah State University. I am a certified Level 2 teacher by the Utah State Board of Education.
My motto is, “Building the Future by Making the Past Come Alive Today.” I LOVE teaching junior high students about Utah History and American History, as well as coaching Speech & Debate! I have an energetic style of involving the students in fun and thought-provoking ways. Parents are absolutely allowed to visit anytime they wish to see how their students learn in my classroom (although you may want to check first to make sure you don't come on a testing day).
2019 WASHINGTON DC FIELD TRIP HAS BEEN APPROVED! Our departure date is June 23, 2019 and all 7th and 8th grade students are invited to experience this inaugural annual event. For more information, click on the DC Field Trip link at the right.
QUARTER PROJECT INFO: ALL 2nd Quarter Research Projects have been assigned. Each student received a printed set of detailed instructions which were reviewed in class step by step. Each class voted on a specific due date. AND each class was shown examples of completed student work so they could see what was expected in order to earn full points for an A on this project.
Each quarter's research project is worth 150 points so it is absolutely vital that each student plan, prepare, complete and turn in their project on time to maintain a good grade. Please encourage your student to work towards their deadline goal.
IF YOUR STUDENT LOSES THEIR INSTRUCTION SHEET, you may print a replacement from the History 7 or History 8 webpage linked at the right. Please be sure to click on the correct link to open and print the project instructions.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, please do not hesitate to email or stop by to get further information.
EXTRA CREDIT INFO: The end of the 1st quarter is October 17th, with the last official date of grades for this term as Friday, October 12th. IF a student is interested in Extra Credit work, they MUST talk to me first to receive approval and instructions. Extra Credit is NOT awarded automatically for randomly completed extra work. All Extra Credit work must be relevant to the unit we are studying.