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My undergraduate and graduate work was done in history. My Master’s work, done at Case Western Reserve University, focused on 19th century British history. I hold a permanent Ohio Teaching Certificate.
In the course of 30 years I have taught all of the social studies at the senior high school level: American History, AP American History, World History, Economics, Government, Psychology, and Sociology. I have also taught Government at the local Community College.
At one high school I taught at, I was in charge of the National Honor Society, the Junior-Senior Prom, and the Homecoming. I was President of the teachers organization and chief negotiator in contract talks with the Board of Education.
Following my retirement from teaching I was hired to manage the Volunteer Program for Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity.