History has always fascinated me, and I love teaching it to my students. I have taught for 24 years, 15 years in Alvin ISD. I currently teach A.P. U.S. History, AP Government and Politics, and Academic Decathlon. I also coach our Current Events and Social Studies Academic U.I.L. teams. In previous years, my Social Studies teams have had great success; we advanced as an entire team to state competition in 2010 and 2011. The 2011 4A Social Studies State Champion was from Manvel High School, and I had the honor to be his coach. Competition is in my blood apparently. I am also currently working on my M.A. in American History and have served as an AP Reader for the College Board for the past 8 years.