About Me - Short Version

You may feel overwhelmed, tired or in the dark in trying to make your history classes engaging and impactful and I understand. When I started teaching 2001, I was overwhelmed and frustrated we were doing the same, old boring lectures and not stepping outside the box to teach differently. Since then, I’ve been able to create amazing lessons in history courses that engage and ignite our students to learn and love history and I’m thrilled to share what I’ve found with you!

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About Me – The Long Version

Since 2001, I’ve navigated the treacherous waters of teaching known as high school in the U.S. Virgin Islands. I taught hundreds of students from 9thh  grade through 12th grade teaching all things history from Virgin Islands history, Caribbean History and U.S. History.

I took a hiatus from navigating the teaching waters of high school to have my two sons and during this time. I started my business in brand consulting and design which became successful enough to work full-time in my business and serve over 700 business women in my Facebook group.

However, once a teacher, always a teacher; and the smell of felt-tip pens and expo-markers called me back to the classroom. I came back to the classroom in 2019 charting the waters of high school once again teaching 10th graders the extremely wide world of world history and I’ve been there ever since -yes, even through the pandemic, talking to myself Teams calls, and almost half of my students being absent because of Covid. And here we are today… here to share my wisdom, strategies and engaging lessons in teaching — the good, the bad and well the downright wine-inducing ugly too!—that way we all can have vibin’ history classes!

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My Philosophy on Teaching and Life

It's a Vibe!

I feel like if you made it through teaching in a pandemic, then you can make it through anything and my students always tell me that my history class was always a “vibe”. So, what’s a vibe? It’s the energy of an area or person that is felt by others. So, in my history class, it’s positive vibes where we all are free to learn from one another, make mistakes—own up to it, fix them and be successful, rinse and repeat as consistently as we can. And that’s in life and in teaching.

Learn for a Lifetime

I learned a lot of things when I started teaching in 2001, but I learned so much more during my time in business and especially when I returned. It’s a must in my class that we learn about ourselves and how we connect with others in the world. We acknowledge the truth with evidence and we don’t shy away from tough conversations—but we embrace difference because it makes history colorful and vibrant and always a vibe.

Enjoy the Journey

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