The story goes that a former research manager for a news agency, as well as an off-and-on freelance writer, decided to go off the deep end and become a teacher.
That moron was me, Mr. D.
I graduated from Georgetown University in 1999 and have a Masters degree in Education from Mercy College. I am a New York City Teaching Fellow, and after teaching social studies at a school in the south Bronx for eight years, I now teach English Language Arts and social studies in a school in the east Bronx. I am also a Teacher-Historian with the Teaching American History project, a federal grant designed to expand American history education in US schools. Finally, not to sound too pompous, but I was also an Adjunct Lecturer at Lehman College in the City University of New York.
Some other accolades were gathered along the way, but who needs me to blow more sunshine up your butt.
Commentary was something I was good at, but not dealing with editors. That’s why I started this: to provide an unfiltered view of history–and the teaching of history–through my gin-sodden eyes. It won’t be pretty–heck, it may not even be spelled right. Yet I can guarantee that the blog is honest. Any comments or suggestions are more than welcome.