Hello and welcome to U.S. History (my favorite)! I am a Laurel County native and 2002 SLHS graduate. I am a 2005 Eastern Kentucky University graduate (Bachelor's of Arts in Political Science) and 2010 graduate (Master's of Arts in Teaching Secondary Social Studies). I have been employed by the Laurel County Board of Education since 2010 and I love my job as a teacher. History is so much more than names and dates, although often those are important. History is also the study of why and how events occurred as they did and using that knowledge for purposes of prediction and change in today's world. I look forward to working with each of you as we study our great country and you, as teenagers, decide your place in it. Go JAGS!