Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Niesz

Introductions and Course Overview Slides Show

I'm happy to be part of the Social Studies and CTE Departments at Queen Anne's County High School.  As a graduate of Queen Anne's it's good to be home. 

As a member of the Career and Technical Education department, I will be teaching the Teacher Academy of Maryland pathway, where we hope to continue to "grow our own".  The Teacher Academy is a four course pathway that includes Human Growth and Development, Teaching as a Profession, Foundations of Curriculum and Instruction, and a culminating Internship in one of the Centreville area elementary or middle schools.  We have had tremendous success in getting our students into teachiing pathways at various Maryland colleges, such as Towson and Salisbury, where they are able to receive college credit and/or scholarship money for their accomplishments at Queen Anne's County High School.  The ultimate goal is to have our graduates return to serve the students of Queen Anne's County.

As a member of the Social Studies Department, I am typically teaching either American History or American Government.  This year I am truly excited to be piloting the African American History course at Queen Anne's County High School.  History provides an opportunity to explore all of the events that have shaped our nation, as well as an opportunity to develop perspective takinig and critical thinking skills.   

Outside of the classrom, I coach golf and lacrosse.  In addition to teaching and coaching, I serve as advisor for Educators Rising.  This program has been truly riding on the backs of the students who lead and participate in the organization.  As an extension of the Teacher Academy, these kids are on their way to lead future generations.

As Queen Anne's County Lions, we are collectively called the Pride of the Eastern Shore.  When we take pride in what we do and in one another, we can accomplish great things!