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This is my first year teaching middle school history, and I look forward to meeting my students and their parents. I recently retired from the Marine Corps after 20 years of service. I previously taught history (modern and premodern world history and the history of Axis-occupied Europe) at the US Naval Academy. I have a BA in Middle East Studies from Ohio State and an MA in History from the University of Rhode Island. I am currently pursuing an MA in Teaching at Loyola University Maryland. I have known that I wanted to teach since I was in high school, and I am grateful for the opportunity to turn that aspiration into a reality!
I live in Cape St. Claire with my wife and two sons (3 and 6 yo). I enjoy doing anything outdoors (camping, fishing, hiking, and swimming) with my family. I also love to read both nonfiction and fiction.