Model United Nations
Chess Club Advisor
This is my 27th year at Marist Catholic High School, where this year I teach sophomore modern world history, AP European history and AP United States history. I've also taught freshman world history, government and economics and advise the Model United Nations, chess club and Trivia Bowl.
In my free time, I like to travel—preferably by train—and have had opportunities to visit many places I discuss in class. My more memorable historical travels have included to Russia in 2017, for the hundredth anniversary of the Russian Revolution; to Sarajevo in 2014, for the hundredth anniversary of the assassination that began World War I; the point on the Austro-Hungarian border where the Iron Curtain first opened in 1989; several Japanese-American internment camps; D-Day beaches of Normandy; a tree in Ottawa, Canada, that nearly destroyed the world (ask me about it!); and the western half of the Lewis and Clark Trail. For my next big trip, I hope to travel across Russia on the Trans-Siberian Railway.
I was born and raised in Colfax, Wash. Before Marist hired me just before Labor Day in 1992, I worked as a newspaper editor and reporter for three years at the "Lake Chelan Mirror" in Chelan, Wash., and as a legislative aide in two sessions of the Washington State Senate. I am a member of St. Peter Parish, where I am a lector and active in the St. Vincent de Paul Society.
College Now Certified:
- AP European History - LCC: History of Western Civilization (HST 102, 103)
- AP U.S. History - LCC: History of the United States (HST 201, 202, 203)
Colfax (WA) High School, 1981
B.A., History, Gonzaga University, 1985
M.A., History, University of Washington, 1989
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