Having graduated from Dordt University in 2019 with degrees in history and secondary education, I am excited to begin my teaching career at Cornerstone. I am teaching PE for the 5/6 and 7/8 grade classes, English for the junior/senior class, and history for both the 7/8 and junior/senior classes.
PE will explore traditional sports like soccer, football, basketball, volleyball, and track and field (among other activities).
Using a thematic and chronological approach, the junior/senior world history and the 7/8 Washington state history courses will progress in a chronological fashion as the major events and figures of history will be studied through the lens of central themes. Certain primary sources will be included in order to gain a greater insight into the peoples studied in both classes.
The junior/senior English course will focus on the contributions of American writers. From the works of John Smith, Jonathan Edwards, Thomas Paine, and Washington Irving, to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Edgar Allen Poe, Emily Dickinson, and Mark Twain, students will interact with a wide breadth of American authors. Although this an American Literature class, novels (or plays) from William Shakespeare and C.S. Lewis will also be incorporated.
I look forward to interacting with all of you as we embark on this school year!
Grade: High School