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This is my fourth year at TVCS. This year, I will be teaching all seniors in Dual Enrollment or AP classes. I have one section of Dual Enrollment (DE) Humanities/Contemporary Ethics, two sections of AP Macroeconomics/AP Government and three sections of AP Macroeconomics/DE Government. As many students are aiming to graduate with their A.A. degree from Lake-Sumter at the end of the school year, I have 25 students who will have me for two periods a day.
Just a few “fast facts” to help introduce myself:
I am an only child, born and raised in Orlando, Florida
I graduated from Stetson University with a B.A. degree in Political Science/Social Science
I have three earned degrees from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary: M.Div.; Th.M; and Ph.D.
I place a high value on education -- I will do everything in my power to help your child succeed
My wife is a 2nd Grade Teacher at the TVCS Intermediate Center
We have three grown children and three grandchildren
On the first day, I will talk about my expectations for our classroom experiences. But we will waste no time, as we will delve into the subject matter even on the first day, introducing students to the course of study.
We will integrate the Chromebooks into each of the subject matters I teach. College classes will use Google Classroom and Canvas for managing learning.
A copy of the Syllabus for each class (AP Macroeconomic and Humanities) and my Classroom Management Plan are posted here and in Google Classroom. Assignment due dates for AP Macroeconomics will show in the calendar posted here. For AP Macroeconomics and AP Government, I will post assignments, review material, and other pertinent materials in the Google Classroom as we move forward in the semester.
If I can ever be of assistance to you or your student, please let me know! The best way to contact me is through email: email@example.com -- I will strive to respond to each email within 24 hours.
TRAVEL INVITATION: In July 2020, I am hosting a 10-day trip to London, Paris, Florence, and Rome. There will be an informational meeting coming up shortly so be looking for the meeting date and time to discuss the details and logistics of the trip. For more information, see the attached materials related to the trip.
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