I returned to ConVal in 1997, this time as a teacher. I have been a teacher in the Social Studies Department for over 12 years now. In my time here, I have taught nearly every social studies class we offer. Most often, I teach U.S. History (at the AP level), World Religions, and Economics. I really believe we have a strong Social Studies Department and take great pride in helping make our classes challenging, rigorous, consistent and fun.
I recently began teaching at the Phillips Exeter Academy Summer School. In the summer of 2011, I began teaching Global Economics, focusing on development economics and the challenges facing the developing world. This experience has helped me to develop my understanding of poor countries and the injustices that occur all over the world. Teaching at Phillips Exeter has also helped me to develop my skills in leading discussions: at Exeter, we use the Harkness Model of teaching, a model that is student-centered, discussion-based, and focuses on the text. This is a model we tend to use in the Revolution.