After teaching four years at Vickery Creek Elementary I am now on staff teaching social studies and science at Chestatee Elementary. Prior to that I taught a couple of years of middle school Social Studies in Chevak, Alaska. In my spare time I have spent a combined nine months in eight different African countries. In addition I have traveled through or in 46 of the 50 states and have lived in 5 of them. This desire I have to experience the world has a great impact on my teaching style. I believe that education needs to be relevant to our ever changing world. Blindly following a textbook simply will not prepare students for the fast paced changes that our society faces. Real world connections need to be made by students throughout the learning process, so that that they can fully engage in learning and be able to adapt to the changes that they will face. This website is designed to try to supplement the material that will be taught in class this year. I have attempted to find relevant websites that are engaging and student friendly, along with a variety of videos.