Social Studies

Social Studies combines a diverse set of subjects, such as World History, Civics and Economics, US History and even Psychology and Sociology.  

Studying social studies can help us understand our current world.  For instance, the conflict between the US and the Middle East can be better understood by exploring the development of the Middle East as a region and the residue left behind by Western powers.  Understanding how our government functions and operates can be accomplished through a study of the separation of powers, the Electoral College and a history of how our democracy has been shaped over time.  At a time when most careers involve a global component, it is important for us to be aware of the world around us, but also, the history that has shaped our global society.  Such knowledge can provide valuable lessons and skills in any career.


Civics and Economics, Economics, Government, Human Geography (AP), World History, and US History (Honors & AP) 

Pre-requisites and further details can be found in COURSE CATALOG.


B.S. Communication Arts, Appalachian State University (Boone, NC)
B.A. History/Secondary Education, Appalachian State University (Boone, NC)

Social Studies Teacher and Coach, Newton-Conover City Schools (Newton, NC)
Social Studies Teacher and Coach, Catawba County Schools (Catawba, NC)
Middle School Dean of Students/History Teacher and Coach, St. Johns Country Day School (Orange Park, FL)
History Teacher, Concordia Christian Day School (Conover, NC)
Interim Principal, Concordia Chrisitan Day School (Conover, NC)
AP & Honors U.S. History, World History Teacher, (UCHS)

Model U.N. Advisor



Bachelor of Science, History/Social Studies, Secondary Education,
Appalachian State University (Boone, NC)

Social Studies Teacher & Coach, North Rowan High School, Rowan County Schools (1990 - 1995)
Social Studies Teacher, St. Stephens High School, Catawba County Schools (1995 - 2020)
St. Stephens High School Social Studies Department Chair
Junior State of America (JSA) Club Advisor, St. Stephens High School 
AIG Honors Certification
AP US Government & Politics Teacher
Civics Teacher, UCHS (2022 - present)


The HOPE Center Executive Director, Hickory Soup Kitchen (Hickory, NC) (2021- present)
 Leadership Catawba Graduate, The Chamber of Catawba County, (Hickory, NC) 2021-2022