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I will be teaching 7th and 8th grade Social Studies this year!  I am looking forward to meeting all my new students and getting down to work.  We cover about 10,000 years of history and span five continents...all in two years!  Phew!

7th Grade - Fall of Rome to The Enlightenment
8th Grade - U.S. History: Settlement to Civil War

ABOUT ME -- I started teaching History at BHHS in 1989 and came to Horace Mann in 1990. After a few years teaching Math, I have been full time in History since 1994 and have taught 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.

  • Attended UCLA, University of Chicago, and CSUN.
  • My cat, Sonia, designed most of my homework assignments.
    She still has a little trouble typing though (short little fingers!).
  • I spend my free time playing board games, particularly "eurogames" and WWII games.
  • Chocolate is my favorite spice, especially See's chocolate!
  • Favorite Quote:  "I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam" -- 20th Century nautical philosopher.

HOLT ONLINE RESOURCE at http://my.hrw.com
  • You can find an online version as well as mp3's of your text book.
  • You can do you SA (Section Assessment) homework online and print.
  • You can take online practice quizzes
  • You can find outlines for each chapter


8/7/2015 - updated front page