Why History Matters
Harry Truman once said, "The only thing new in the world is the history you don't know." My goal is to teach you the history you don't know. Studying history will help you find new heroes, set new goals, and become a good citizen. I love history, and I hope that I can help you at least enjoy learning about our past. Who knows, you may end up teaching history one day!


Why you should visit this website often...

This site is designed to help you succeed in my World History, Pre-Algebra, Algebra I and Study Skills Classes. Each class has its own link, where you can access assignments and learn more about what we are studying in class. We are all in this together - learning and teaching. Sometimes, I will post extra credit options on your class link, so check this site and stay connected with QISS!

Why Math Matters

Math teachers all over the country have their favorite answers to this timeless question, reasons that demonstrate why math matters. In a nutshell, these reasons can be summed up by three words: Personal, Practical, and Patriotic.

Personal Reasons to Learn Math:

A person's success in life depends on how well she can solve problems. No matter what her career or life situation, she’ll find satisfaction and reward by knowing how to tackle challenges head on. And while kids can’t possibly practice every problem they’ll ever have in life, there is a class in school that can help them learn how to think logically: math. Doing a math problem helps practice the problem-solving steps that apply to everyday situations: define the problem, think of ways to solve it, implement a solution, and evaluate the results.

For more information, please download the course syllabi below.