"I'm a teacher. I have tenure. This gives me staying power and job security. My job isn't supposed to be political - it's supposed to be about teaching student[s]. For that reason, tenure is something I feel that I need in my profession.
Why? As a social studies teacher, I need academic freedom. It's my job to expose students to a variety of mindsets, viewpoints, and a litany of issues that seem to perturb both the far-left and far-right. I want to open minds, and sometimes I have to fight past closed ones - especially those of parents."
"Why I Support Teacher Tenure," theeducatorsroom.com (accessed Dec. 6, 2018)
Media and Academic Journals Mainstream print, broadcast, radio, and internet media entities such as the New York Times, CNN, ABC News, National Public Radio, Slate.com, Seattlepi.com, etc., as well as influential academic journals such as the Journal of the American Medical Association, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Foreign Policy, etc.
Involvement and Affiliations:
Staff writer, Central Penn Parent Magazine, 2017-present
Columnist, The Educator's Room, Dec. 2012-present
8th Grade Social Studies Teacher, Cumberland Valley School District, 2008-present
Community Columnist, The Patriot-News, 2008-2012
Department Chair, Panther Valley School District, 2008
9th-12th Grade Social Studies Teacher, Panther Valley School District, 2006-2008
MEd, Educational Leadership and Administration, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, 2009
BS, Secondary Education, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, 2005
BA, History, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, 2005