Sixth Grade Social Studies Teacher
Sixth Grade Team Coordinator
FMS Office phone 478-6230 (to leave a message)
Please note, all academic assignments and resources are available to students via Google Classroom. Students have been given the login code. Adults who wish to view academic materials should log into the 6th Grade Social Studies Google Classroom page with their child.
The 2022-2023 school year marks my twenty-fourth year at Farragut Middle School as a sixth grade social studies teacher. Over these years, I have also taught seventh grade social studies as well as a number of different electives.
I have degrees from Brandeis University (Sociology and Near East and Judaic Studies) and Columbia University Teachers College, and received an extension certificate in social studies 7-9 from Fordham University. Prior to coming to Hastings, I had ten years' experience as a "generalist" in grades 3-6 where I taught all core subjects except for science. At FMS, I have been teaching only social studies, which, as my students know, is the most important subject as it connects to everything!
Teaching social studies is a natural fit for me as I love to travel and learn about different cultures and their history. I find ways to share my travel experiences with my students, showing them that the world is interconnected and theirs to explore. For the past eighteen years, I have also served as the Sixth Grade Team Coordinator. I enjoy planning and running special programs and trips for sixth graders.