I am a secondary social studies educator with Arlington Public Schools, Virginia. I have taught a variety of social studies courses in grades 6-12 for 25 years. I earned my B.A. in History from the College of William and Mary and M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from George Mason University. I also earned National Board Certification in Early Adolescence History – Social Studies. My professional interests include differentiation of instruction and project based learning. I continue to be open to new developments in education to improve my practice.