The Government Teacher

A government teacher's views on current events, public policy, education and all things government related.

Teaching Resume


Concordia University; St. Paul, MN (May 15, 2005) – Bachelor of Arts
Major: Secondary Education Social Studies
Minors: Lutheran Confessionalism, Theatre
GPA: 3.67

American Military University; Charlestown, WV (May 15, 2014) – Master of Arts
Major: Political Science
Concentration: American Politics & Government
GPA: 3.801

University of Phoenix (Aug. – Dec. 2015)  – Professional Development
Major: Courses required for Illinois teacher’s license

Conferences & Professional Development

  • Diversity in the Classroom: Creating a Community of Peace (Spring 2004)
  • Quantum Learning for Teachers (August 2009)
  • National Conference on Differentiated Instruction (July 2006, 2008)
  • Silver State AP Conference for AP U.S. Government & Politics (June 2010)
  • We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution Training (Fall 2010)
  • In-House Paideia Training  (Fall 2011)
  • Backward Assessment Model (Fall 2011)
  • James Madison Fellowship Foundation Scholarship Summer Institute (June-July 2013)
  • AP Summer Institute  at Northwestern University for AP U.S. History (July 2013)
  • American Presidents Webinar by the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University (Aug. 2015 – June 2016)
  • Supreme Court Cases Webinar by the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University (Aug. 2016 – June 2017)
  • Moments of Crisis Webinar by the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University (Aug. 2017 – June 2018)


Faith Lutheran Junior-Senior High School; Las Vegas, NV (August 2005 – June 2007)
  • Taught American History, World Geography, and Nevada State History
  • Assisted in preparing school vision statement in 2007
  • Supervised student Improve group (2005-2006)

Canyon Springs High School; North Las Vegas, NV (August 2007 – June 2012)

  • Taught U.S. Government Honors, U.S. Government, American Politics, Street Law, and U.S. History
  • Assistant Coach of Boys Soccer Team (Fall 2008)
  • Assisted in preparing the for the “We the People… The Citizen and the Constitution” competitions (2007-2012)
  • Served on School Wide Grading Practices Committee (2019)
  • Served on District-Wide Committee for realigning high school social studies curriculum (2010-2011)
  • Served on District-Wide Textbook Selection Committee for Social Studies courses (2012)
  • acted as department-wide technology coach and INFORM data trainer (2010-2012)
  • subject matter team leader for curriculum collaboration (2010-2012)
  • supervised social studies credit retrieval courses in conjunction with GEARUP at UNLV (2011-2012)

Lutheran School Association High School; Decatur, IL (August 2012 – June 2017)
  • Taught AP U.S. Government, Geography & Civics, U.S. History; AP U.S. History, Drama, Old Testament
  • Participated in in school-wide Tech Committee as representative for the grades 9-12.
  • implemented an expanding social studies AP program (2013-2017)

Lutheran High School; Springfield, IL (August 2017 – Present)

  • Taught AP U.S. History, Old Testament, New Testament, World Geography, World History
Awards & Accomplishments
  • 2011 James Madison Memorial Fellowship Scholarship from Nevada
  • New Teacher of the Month, Canyon Springs High School (January 2008)
  • ETS Praxis II Content Test Score Recognition (top 15% of people who taken test)
  • Clark County School District Award for Perfect Attendance (2007-08, 2008-09)
  • Proficient in the use of the following programs and websites:  CourseSites Edline, Easy Grade Pro, GradeQuick, Microsoft Office, WordPerfect Suite, Google Apps,
  • Avid reader in a wide range of books topics including topics related to U.S. government, politics, history, educational methods, welfare and poverty public policy
  • Active in theater productions at Concordia University and the Las Vegas Little Theatre (resume available upon request)

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