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  • 1. Curriculum Vita for Tom W. Glaser 837 NE 34th St., Oakland Park, FL 33334 Home: (954) 566-9300 Work: (305) 828-1886 Cell: (954) 270-0918 e-mail: grtscott@hotmail.comCURRENT PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIESSocial Studies/Dual Enrollment TeacherMater Academy Charter High SchoolMiami-Dade County Public Schools2008 to presentResponsibilities:Teach honors American history, honors American government and economics classes.EDUCATION *Florida International University, Miami, FL Master of Arts, U.S. history, 2008 *Barry University, Miami, FL. Post-graduate work in educational leadership, 1990 - 1993. *University of North Texas, Denton, TX Doctoral candidate in U.S. history, 1980 - 1990 *American Graduate School of International Management, Glendale, AZ Master of International Management, 1975 *Texas Christian University, Ft. Worth, TX Bachelor of Arts, English and government, 1974PROFESSIONAL HISTORY 2009 to date - Adjunct professor of history, Florida International University, Miami, FL 2001 to 2008 - Social studies teacher, Hialeah – Miami Lakes High School, Hialeah, FL 2005 to 2006 - Adjunct professor of history, Nova Southeastern University, Miami- Kendall Campus, Miami, FL 1999 to 2001 - Social studies department chairman, yearbook advisor, School for Advanced Studies - Wolfson, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Miami, FL
  • 2. 2000 to 2001 - Social studies/dual enrollment teacher, Yeshiva Toras Chaim, Miami Beach, Florida2000 to 2004 - Tutor in language arts and social studies, Koala Learning Center, Pembroke Pines, FL1988 to 2000 - Adjunct professor of English and history, School of Adult and Continuing Education Barry University, Miami, FL1991 to 1999 - Social studies department chairman, School for Advanced Studies - North, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Miami, FL1989 to 1991 - Language arts curriculum coordinator, Region II, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Miami, FL1987 to 1989 - Language arts department chairman, Hialeah Middle School, Hialeah, FL1986 to 1987 - Director of education, Mansfield Business School, Dallas, TX1985 to 1986 - Dean of students, teacher of social studies and language arts, Oakridge Upper School, Arlington, TX1984 to 1985 - Assistant curator of exhibits, DeGolyer Library of Special Collections, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX1983 to 1985 - Guest curator of the firearms collection, Historical Collection of North Texas State University, Denton, TX1983 to 1984 - Graduate teaching fellow in U.S. history, North Texas State University, Denton, TX1982 to 1984 - Vice-president of marketing, Holloway Arms Company, Fort Worth, TX1979 to 1982 - Customer service/cost control, Greif Brothers Corporation, Fort Worth, TX1980 to 1985 - Public speaker on the Soviet Union, United States Army Recruiting Command, Dallas, TX1976 to 1979 - Telephone sales manager, Jess Stockstill Shooters Supply, Grapevine, TX
  • 3. 1971 to 1975 - Gun department manager, Zales Corporation Sporting Goods Division - - Cullum and Boren, Fort Worth, TX - H. Cook, Phoenix, AZPROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS- Member, International Studies Association - Section on Military Studies- Member, Civil War Round Table - Treasurer, Civil War Round Table of Texas, 1977 - 1980- Member, Historical Society of Southern Florida - volunteer, Research Center, Historical Museum of Southern Florida, 1988 –1990- Member, Mensa - secretary, Ft. Worth, TX chapter, 1977 - 1980 - national coordinator, Civil War special interest group, 1977 - 1980- Charter member, International Military Arms Society- Member, Phi Delta Kappa- Member, Phi Alpha Theta - president, Alpha Lambda chapter, 1984 - 1985 - presenter at regional symposium, 1986 -1988 Honorable mention, grant for “The Fort Pillow Massacre: The Historiography of an „Atrocity‟”- Member, National Council for the Social Studies - member, House of Delegates, 1999 - 2000 - organizer, Holocaust education special interest group, 2000 - first chairman, 2000 - 2002 - chairman, economics special interest group, 2004 – 2006 - state coordinator, Social Studies Programs of Excellence Award, 2008 to 2012- Member, Florida Council for the Social Studies - Board Member, District 18, 2007 to date - Awards Chair, 2008 to 2012- Member, Miami-Dade County Council for the Social Studies - Board of Directors High School Member-At-Large, 1999 to 2000 - Vice-President for Membership, 2000 to 2005 - Secretary, 2007 to date
  • 4. - Member, International Society for the Social Studies- Member, Florida Humanities Council- Life member, National Guard Association of Texas- Life member, Texas State Guard Association - former major of military police - Adjutant General‟s Individual Award - Humanitarian Service Medal - Texas Faithful Service Medal- Member, American Legion- Benefactor member, Texas State Rifle Association- Life member, Dallas Arms Collectors‟ Association- Member, Palm Beach Historical Arms Collectors Association- Benefactor member, National Rifle Association- Life member, National Defense Industrial Association- Member, Association of Holocaust Organizations/Southern Holocaust Organizations- Member, Advocates for Self-Government- Member, American Historical Association- Member, Libertarian Party of Florida - Delegate, 2000 state convention - Candidate for Florida House of Representatives, District 115, 2002 - Region X representative, 2002 – 2003 - At-Large Board Member, Libertarian Party of Broward County, 2011 to present- Member, Organization of American Historians- Member, Southern Historical Association- Member, National Council for History Education- Member, School Advisory Board, City of Oakland Park, Florida, 2005 to present - School Advisory Council, Oakland Park Elementary School - Vice-Chairman, 2008 – 2010 - Chairman, 2010 to present
  • 5. - Member, Selective Service Board, Broward County, Florida, 2004 to present- Member, Education Committee, Holocaust Memorial of Miami Beach, 2007 to present- Member, Educational Advisory Group, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Miami Branch, 2009 to presentPUBLICATIONS- Author, A Guide to the Collection of John Insley Blair. Mss 40. Fikes Hall of Special Collections and DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University, 1985- Co-author with Susan Schoelwer, Alamo Images: Changing Perceptions of a Texas Experience. (SMU Press, 1985) - Honorable mention, American Library Association - Award of Merit, American Association of State and Local Historical Societies- Historical consultant, The Little Theater That Could and the Story of Key Biscayne, by Carol-Ann Rudy- Reviewer for the Humanities Net of Winfield Scott: The Quest for Military Glory, by Timothy D. Johnson, 1999- Author, Holocaust curriculum for Miami-Dade County Public Schools integrated social studies mandates, Summer, 2000- Contributor, teacher‟s edition, Economics: Principles and Practices, Fourth Edition, Glencoe-McGraw-Hill- Author, Newspapers in Educations “Money Stuff” for the St. Petersburg Times, nine articles on entrepreneurship, 2000- Author, Holocaust curriculum for Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Italy in the Holocaust, Summer, 2001- Author, “Trends for Teachers,” a teachers‟ guide for Florida Trends business magazine, 2002 - 2003PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT- Authorized researcher, Texas State Archives- Alumni educational counselor, American Graduate School of International Management, 1975 to 1990
  • 6. - Developed classes for Barry University ACE Program: - “U.S. Military History,” taught in Spring, 1990 - “War and Peace in the Nuclear Age,” taught in Fall, 1990- Manuscript referee, The Journal of Military History- Lesson plan on the Second Amendment included in the catalog of the Center for Research and Development of Law-Related Education- Participant, Florida Endowment for the Humanities summer institute on women writers in Florida, Miami-Dade Community College North Campus, 1988- Participant, National Endowment for the Humanities summer institute, “The Young Republic, 1796 - 1830,” at the Social Science Education Consortium, Boulder, Colorado, 1990- Participant, University of Miami Summer Writing Institute, 1990- Member, Dade County Public Schools English textbook review committee, 1990- Taught at Florida International University/Dade County Public Schools Summer Computer Writing Institute, Horace Mann Middle School, 1991- Participant, Woodrow Wilson Foundation summer conference on world history education, Miami-Dade Community College Wolfson Campus, 1992- Participant, Holocaust Institute for Teachers, Holocaust Documentation and Education Center, Florida International University North Campus, Summer, 1993- Co-hosted “The Arnie Perlstein Intellectual Snob Salon” radio talk show, WMBM. 1490 AM, December, 1992, to August, 1993- Participant, Foundation for Teaching Economics National Conference on Economics and the Environment, Tampa, Florida, March, 1994- Participant, National Endowment for the Humanities summer seminar on “Modern Utopias: Dreams or Nightmares?” at the University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio, 1994- Participant, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum‟s First Annual National Conference for Educators, Washington, D.C., Summer, 1994- Reviewer for the Florida Council on Economic Education of Eco-Sanity: A Common-Sense Guide to Environmentalism, by Joseph L. Bast, Peter J. Hill, and Richard C. Rue
  • 7. - Participant, DCPS Holocaust education in-service, Summer, 1995- Participant, Florida Center for Teachers summer seminar, “The Meaning of Work: Labor History in Florida,” University of Tampa, 1995- Participant, Foundation for Teaching Economics seminar, “Economic Forces in American History,” Miami, December, 1995- Participant, on-line pilot project with the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, 1995 - 1996- Participant, Monticello-Stratford Hall Summer Seminar, “Leadership in Revolutionary America,” Stratford, Virginia, 1996- Participant, Florida on-line pilot program, Stock Market Game 2000- Participant, Foundation for Teaching Economics summer seminar “Economics for Leaders,” Southern Methodist University, 1997- Acted the role of “Host” in the dinner theater interactive murder mystery, Dedicated to the End, Key Biscayne Music and Theater Club, October – November 1997- Key Biscayne Music and Theater Club‟s dinner Comedy Club, February - March 1998- Member of the Board of Directors of Dormouse Productions, a non-profit organization producing local history books for elementary schools, 1997 to 2001. - secretary of the Board of Directors, 1997 to 2001.- Participant, Foundation for Teaching Economics “The Economic Demise of the Soviet Union,” Miami, March, 1998- Participant, Foundation for Teaching Economics week-long seminar, “Economic Forces in American History,” Tampa, April, 1998- Judge, Florida Council on Economic Education - Innovations in Free Enterprise Competition and Florida Economic Educator of the Year, 1998- Judge, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum annual essay contest, 1998- Member, Florida Department of Education Commissioner‟s Task Force on Holocaust Education, 1998 to present- Curriculum unit reviewer for Corwin Press, 1998
  • 8. - Member, Miami-Dade County Public Schools economics and U.S. government textbook review committee, 1998- Participant, on-line pilot program, Mock Election 1998- Economic curriculum reviewer for Prentice-Hall, 1999 to 2002- Participant, Florida Center for Teachers‟ Alumni program, “Florida Heritage: Real and Virtual,” Jacksonville, FL, February, 1999- Member, Miami-Dade County Public Schools Women‟s History Advisory Committee, 1999 to 2003- Florida Council on Economic Education Teacher Ambassador, 1999 – 2000- Participant, Ben and Vladka Meed Summer Seminar on the Holocaust and Jewish Resistance in Poland and Israel, July, 1999, funded in part by a scholarship from the Florida Council for the Social Studies Endowment Fund- Participant, Political Economy Research Center seminar on “New Approaches in Environmental Protection: A Teacher Institute,” Bozeman, MT, July, 1999- Participant, first Culpeper Institute at The New-York Historical Society on Teaching Urban and Local History, New York City, NY, August, 1999- Participant, Florida Center for Teachers‟ Alumni program, “Taking Humor Seriously,” Ocala, FL, March, 2000- Participant, national norming of the Test of Economic Literacy, 2000- Participant, Economics On-Line pilot project, Foundation for Teaching Economics, 2000- Participant, Insurance Education Foundation High School Teacher‟s Institute, San Francisco, CA, June, 2000- Alumni coordinator, Florida Center for Teachers summer seminar, “Taking Humor Seriously,” Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL, 2000- Participant, The Miami Herald America‟s Conference, Biltmore Hotel, Miami, FL, September, 2000- Participant, National Council on Economic Education/Bank of America high school pilot project, Personal Finance Education, Fall, 2000- Supervising teacher, Florida International University, 2001 to 2003
  • 9. - Pilot participant, Foundation for Teaching Economics “Understanding Global Trade,” Miami, February, 2001- Participant, Florida Center for Teachers‟ Alumni program, “World War II: Florida Homefront,” St. Petersburg, FL, March, 2001- Participant, National Endowment for Financial Education conference “Youth Financial Literacy: Catch the Vision, Join the Journey.” Denver, CO, June, 2001- Participant, “Economics of Miami-Dade County” seminar, Center for Economic Education, June, 2001- Participant, Foundation for Teaching Economics, “The Economics of Water and the Environment,” Miami, January, 2002- Participant, “Tech Mentors Program: Preparing Tomorrow‟s Teachers to Use Technology,” Florida International University, June, 2002- Participant, James Madison Memorial Fellowship Summer Institute, Georgetown University, Summer, 2002- Member, High School Civics/Government national expert panel for The Association for Educational Communications and Technology Preparing Tomorrow‟s Teachers to Use Technology Project, 2002 – 2004- Participant, Dar-al-Islam Summer Teachers‟ Institute, Abiquiu, NM, 2003- Participant, Gilder-Lehrman Summer Seminar for Teachers, “Interpreting the Constitution,” Stanford University, CA, 2003- Participant, U.S. Institute of Peace Summer Teacher Seminar, Washington, D.C., 2003- Member, Florida State Instructional Materials Committee, secondary U.S. history, government, and economics sub-committee, 2004 - 2005- Participant, Giacomo Leopardi Italian Language and Culture Center, Belforte all‟Isauro, Italy, Summer, 2004.- Participant, “Personal Finance – What Kids Want to Know,” Florida JumpStart Coalition, July, 2005- Participant, ADL Holocaust workshop, March, 2006- Participant, Intensive Seminar Series, Teaching American History grant, M-DCPS, 2007 - 2008
  • 10. - Participant, Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy and Citizenship Studies Program in National Securities Studies, 2007 - 2008- Teacher consultant to Bedford, Freeman and Worth Publishers on Alan B. Krueger‟s economics textbook, 2007 - 2008- Participant, International Conference on Climate Change, New York City, 2008- Florida Council on Economic Education Teacher Ambassador, 2008 to present- Participant, Goethe-Institut Teacher Outreach Program seminar in Germany, 2008- Participant, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State, and the International Research & Exchange Board Eurasia/South Asia Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program in Armenia, April, 2009- Participant, Bill of Rights Institute/National Endowment for the Humanities Landmarks of American History and Culture: Workshops for Teachers, “Shaping the Constitution: The View from Mount Vernon, 1783 – 1789.” Summer, 2009- Participant, Bill of Rights Institute/Liberty Fund Colloquium on Liberty and Executive Power, Washington, D.C., February, 2010- Participant, Gilder-Lehrman Summer Seminar for Teachers, “The Global Cold War,” University of Cambridge, England, Summer, 2010- Participant, William Robertson Coe Workshop in American History, Stanford University, California, Summer, 2010- Participant, National Endowment for the Humanities Landmarks of American History and Culture: Workshops for Teachers, “James Madison and Constitutional Citizenship,” James Madison‟s Montpelier, VA, Summer, 2011- Participant, George Washington‟s Teachers‟ Institute, Mount Vernon, VA, Summer, 2011- Participant, Foundation for Teaching Economics week-long seminar, “Economic Forces in American History,” Williamsburg, VA, Summer, 2011- Participant, Civic Voices Civil Rights Seminar, Birmingham, AL, September, 2011- Member, Florida Department of Education‟s End-of-Course U.S. History Item Review Committee, October, 2011
  • 11. PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES- Facilitator, DCPS Holocaust Awareness Days, sponsored by the Holocaust Documentation and Education Center, Spring, 1994 to 2001, 2003- Presenter, 74th Annual Conference, National Council for the Social Studies, Phoenix, AZ, November, 1994 - “Award-Winning Economic Lesson Plans”- Presenter, 39th Annual Conference, Florida Council for the Social Studies, Ft. Lauderdale, October, 1996 - “Award-Winning Economic Lesson Plans” - “Environmental Economics”- Presenter, 41st Annual Conference, Florida Council for the Social Studies, Orlando, October,1998 - “Environmental Economics” - “Making Economics Education Pay Off” - “The Fulbright Memorial Fund Scholars Experience in Japan”- Presenter, 1st Annual Conference, Miami-Dade County Council for the Social Studies, Miami, January, 1999 - “Economics for Fun and Profit” - “Memories of the Night - the Holocaust Mandate and the Curriculum”- Presenter, 42nd Annual Conference, Florida Council for the Social Studies, St. Augustine, October, 1999 - “Environmental Economics” - “Economics for Fun and Profit” - “Memories of the Night: Multicultural Approaches to the Holocaust”- Presenter, 79th Annual Conference, National Council for the Social Studies, Orlando, FL, November, 1999 - “Spend Three Weeks in Japan with the Fulbright Memorial Fund Program” - “Memories of the Night: Multicultural Approaches to the Holocaust”- Presenter, 2nd Annual Conference, Miami-Dade County Council for the Social Studies, Miami, January, 2000 - “Economics for Fun and Profit” - “Memories of the Night - the Holocaust Mandate and the Curriculum” - “Teaching Urban and Local History”- Presenter, 2000 Spring Conference of the National Council of Teachers of English, New York City, NY, March, 2000 - “Other Victims, Other Voices”
  • 12. - Presenter, 43rd Annual Conference, Florida Council for the Social Studies, Ft. Lauderdale, October, 2000 - “Teaching Urban and Local History” - “Economics for Fun and Profit” - “Memories of the Night: Multicultural Approaches to the Holocaust”- Invited presenter, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta economics workshop for teachers, Miami Branch, November, 2000- Speaker, Inaugural Induction Banquet for the South Florida Business Hall of Fame, Fall, 2000- Presenter, 80th Annual Conference, National Council for the Social Studies, San Antonio, TX, November, 2000 - “Alamo Images: Changing Perceptions of a Texas Experience” - “Economics for Fun and Profit” - “Other Victims, Other Voices”- Presenter, 3rd Annual Conference, Miami-Dade County Council for the Social Studies, Miami, January, 2001 - “Economics for Fun and Profit” - “Memories of the Night - the Holocaust Mandate and the Curriculum”- Presenter, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum “Teaching the Holocaust” education conference, Miami, FL, April, 2001- Presenter, 44th Annual Conference, Florida Council for the Social Studies, Tampa, October, 2001 - “Media and American Democracy” - “Economics for Fun and Profit” - “Italy and the Holocaust: Fascism and Compassion”- Presenter, 81st Annual Conference, National Council for the Social Studies, Washington, D.C., November, 2001 - Coordinator, Holocaust Education SIG Pre-Conference Seminar - “Italy and the Holocaust: Fascism and Compassion”- Presenter, 4th Annual Conference, Miami-Dade County Council for the Social Studies, Miami, January, 2002 - “Economics for Fun and Profit” - “Free Travel and Adventure for Social Studies Teachers” - “Media and American Democracy”- Presenter, Miami-Dade County Public Schools “Holocaust Teacher Training Seminar,” Miami, April, 2002
  • 13. - Presenter, 45th Annual Conference, Florida Council for the Social Studies, Tampa, October, 2002 - “Economics for Fun and Profit” - “Memories of the Night: Multicultural Approaches to the Holocaust”- Presenter, 82nd Annual Conference, National Council for the Social Studies, Phoenix, AZ, November, 2002 - “Economics for Fun and Profit”- Presenter, 5th Annual Conference, Miami-Dade County Council for the Social Studies, Miami, January, 2003 - “Economics for Fun and Profit” - “Free Travel and Adventure for Social Studies Teachers” - “Media and American Democracy”- Presenter, 46th Annual Conference, Florida Council for the Social Studies, Orlando, October, 2003 - “Economics for Fun and Profit” - “Memories of the Night: Multicultural Approaches to the Holocaust” - “How to Spend Your Summer Vacation”- Presenter, 83rd Annual Conference, National Council for the Social Studies, Chicago, IL, November, 2003 - “France and the Holocaust: Before, During, and After Vichy”- Presenter, 6th Annual Conference, Miami-Dade County Council for the Social Studies, Miami, January, 2004 - “Economics for Fun and Profit” - “Free Travel and Adventure for Social Studies Teachers” - “Memories of the Night: Multicultural Approaches to the Holocaust”- Presenter, 47th Annual Conference, Florida Council for the Social Studies, Sarasota, October, 2004 - “Economics for Fun and Profit” - “Memories of the Night: Multicultural Approaches to the Holocaust” - “How to Spend Your Summer Vacation”- Presenter, 84th Annual Conference, National Council for the Social Studies, Baltimore, MD, November, 2004 - “Economics for Fun and Profit”- Facilitator and presenter, University of Miami Holocaust Studies Summer Institute, June, 2005
  • 14. - Presenter, 48th Annual Conference, Florida Council for the Social Studies, Daytona Beach, October, 2005 - “There Really Is a Free Lunch” - “Getting the Whole Picture: Visual Literacy in the Social Studies” - “Economics for Fun and Profit” - “France and the Holocaust: Before, During, and After Vichy”- Presenter, 85th Annual Conference, National Council for the Social Studies, Kansas City, MO, November, 2005 - Chair, annual meeting, Economic Education SIG - “Economic Education SIG – What‟s in it for You?”- Facilitator and presenter, University of Miami Holocaust Studies Summer Institute, June, 2006- Facilitator and presenter, Appalachian State University Holocaust Studies Summer Institute, June, 2006- Presenter, 49th Annual Conference, Florida Council for the Social Studies, Miami, October, 2006 - “The Power of Film in Holocaust Education” - “Studying the Holocaust Through Film and Literature” - “Economics for Fun and Profit” - “The Armenian Genocide: Then and Now- Facilitator and presenter, University of Miami Holocaust Studies Summer Institute, June, 2007- Facilitator and presenter, Appalachian State University Holocaust Studies Summer Institute, June, 2007- Judge, The Education Fund‟s Teacher Mini-Grants, 2007 and 2010- Presenter, 50th Annual Conference, Florida Council for the Social Studies, Orlando, October, 2007 - “What I DIDN‟T Spend on My Summer Vacation” - “The Unknown War in the Orient: 1931 - 1945”- Presenter, 10th Annual Conference, Miami-Dade County Council for the Social Studies, Miami, January, 2008 - “Other Victims, Other Voices” - “Economics for Fun and Profit” - “What I DIDN‟T Spend on My Summer Vacation”- Facilitator and presenter, University of Miami Holocaust Studies Summer Institute, June, 2008
  • 15. - Facilitator and presenter, Appalachian State University Holocaust Studies Summer Institute, June, 2008- Presenter, 51st Annual Conference, Florida Council for the Social Studies, St. Petersburg, October, 2008 - “Guns in the Classroom” - “What I DIDN‟T Spend on My Summer Vacation” - "izzit.org: What izzit? izzit in your classroom?"- Presenter, 87th Annual Conference, National Council for the Social Studies, Houston, TX, November, 2008 - “Guns in the Classroom”- Presenter, 11th Annual Conference, Miami-Dade County Council for the Social Studies, Miami, February, 2009 - “What I DIDN‟T Spend on My Summer Vacation”- Facilitator and presenter, 1st Annual Federal Reserve Bank of Miami Teachers‟ Workshop, “The Fed‟s Changing Role in the U.S. Financial System,” June, 2009 - “The History of Central Banking in the United States”- Facilitator and presenter, University of Miami Holocaust Studies Summer Institute, June, 2009- Presenter, Federal Reserve Bank of Miami Teaching American History seminar, July, 2009 - “Panic! 19th Century Economic Crises and the Response of the Federal Government”- Presenter, 52nd Annual Conference, Florida Council for the Social Studies, West Palm Beach, September, 2009 - “‟Go for Broke:‟ the 442nd Regimental Combat Team” - “The Armenian Genocide: Teaching the First Genocide of the 20th Century in the 21st Century”- Presenter, 88th Annual Conference, National Council for the Social Studies, Atlanta, GA, November, 2009 - “Shattered Dreams and Evil Deeds: The Armenian Genocide”- Presenter, International Society for the Social Studies Annual Conference, Orlando, February, 2010 - “The Armenian Genocide: Teaching the First Genocide of the 20th Century in the 21st Century”
  • 16. - Presenter, 12th Annual Conference, Miami-Dade County Council for the Social Studies, Miami, March, 2010 - “The Armenian Genocide: Teaching the First Genocide of the 20th Century in the 21st Century” - “The Holodomor: Stalin‟s Ukrainian Genocide”- Presenter, 2nd Annual Federal Reserve Bank of Miami Teachers‟ Workshop, “The Fed‟s Changing Role in the U.S. Financial System,” June, 2010 - “The History of Central Banking in the United States”- Facilitator and presenter, University of Miami Holocaust Studies Summer Institute, June, 2010- Guest lecturer on the Holocaust, University of Miami, September, 2010- Presenter, Impact II Idea Expo and Teacher Conference, Miami, FL - Teaching Trunks on the Holocaust- Presenter, 53rd Annual Conference, Florida Council for the Social Studies, Orlando, October, 2010 - “Canada, the Japanese, and the Jews: A Different View” - “The Holodomor: Stalin‟s Ukrainian Genocide”- Presenter, 89th Annual Conference, National Council for the Social Studies, Denver, CO, November 2010 - “Canada, the Japanese, and the Jews: A Different View” - “The Holodomor: Stalin‟s Ukrainian Genocide,” International Assembly roundtable- Presenter, 2010 National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention, Orlando, FL - “And Who Today Speaks of the Armenians?”- Presenter, 13th Annual Conference, Miami-Dade Council for the Social Studies, Miami, FL, February, 2011 - “Canada, the Japanese, and the Jews: A Different View”- Presenter, 2011 International Society for the Social Studies Annual Conference, Orlando, FL - “Canada, the Japanese, and the Jews: A Different View” - “The Holodomor: Stalin‟s Ukrainian Genocide”- Presenter, 3rd Annual Federal Reserve Bank of Miami Teachers‟ Workshop, “The Fed‟s Changing Role in the U.S. Financial System,” August, 2011 - “The History of Central Banking in the United States”
  • 17. - Presenter, Mensa Florida Regional Gathering, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, September, 2011 - “The History of Central Banking in the United States”- Presenter, 53rd Annual Conference, Florida Council for the Social Studies, St. Petersburg, FL, October 2011 - “Lessons from Mount Vernon: Teaching the Place and Its Owner”- Presenter, 90th Annual Conference, National Council for the Social Studies, Washington, D.C., December, 2011 - “France and the Holocaust: Before, During, and After Vichy”- Presenter, 14th Annual Conference, Miami-Dade Council for the Social Studies, Miami, FL, February, 2012 - “A Man and a Word: Raphael Lemkin and Genocide”- Presenter, 2012 International Society for the Social Studies Annual Conference, Orlando, FL - “A Man and a Word: Raphael Lemkin and Genocide”PROFESSIONAL AWARDS AND RECOGNITION- Army R.O.T.C. two-year scholarship- National Guard Association of Texas scholarship- Freedoms Foundation scholarship- Florida Council on Economic Education - Governor‟s Awards for Excellence in the Teaching of Economics Program, 1993 - High school division: - Honorable mention, “Electionomics, „92” - Third place, “A Confusion of Voices” - First place, “Funding and Assumption”- National Council on Economic Education - 31st Annual National Awards Program for the Teaching of Economics, 1993 - High school division: - Honorable mention, “A Confusion of Voices”- Miami-Dade Community College, Wolfson Campus, Meritorious Recognition Award from the Center for Economic Education, Honors Day, April, 1994- Finalist, Foundation for Teaching Economics Teacher of the Year, 1995- First alternate for Florida, James Madison Fellowship, 1995, 1996, and 1999
  • 18. - Florida Council on Economic Education - Governor‟s Awards for Excellence in the Teaching of Economics Program, 1995 - High school division: - Second place, “Carnomics”- 1996 Mandel Fellow of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C.- Florida Economics Teacher of the Year, 1996- Florida Council on Economic Education - Governor‟s Awards for Excellence in the Teaching of Economics Program, 1996 - High school division: - Honorable mention, “The Educational Agenda”- Teacher of the Year, School for Advanced Studies - North, 1997- Finalist, Teacher of the Year, Dade County Council for the Social Studies, 1997- Florida Council on Economic Education - Governor‟s Awards for Excellence in the Teaching of Economics Program, 1997 - High school division: - Honorable mention, “From Cradle to Grave: Living and Dying on the Margin”- Finalist, Foundation for Teaching Economics Teacher of the Year, 1997- First recipient, National High School Award for Integrating Economic Forces in American History, Foundation for Teaching Economics, 1998- Nominated by Miami-Dade County Public Schools to serve on national board for civics standards, 1998- Florida Council on Economic Education - Governor‟s Awards for Excellence in the Teaching of Economics Program, 1998 - High school division: - Third Place, “Budgeting Public $afety” - Second Place, “STOFE: Students Teaching Others Free Enterprise”- Fulbright Memorial Fund Scholar Teacher Program to Japan, June, 1998- Barry University “Tip of the Hat” faculty recognition award, 1996 and 1998- High School Teacher of the Year, Miami-Dade County Council for the Social Studies, 1999- First Dante B. Fascell Fellow of the CloseUp Foundation, 1999- Recipient, Florida Council for the Social Studies Endowment Fund Scholarship for the Ben and Vladka Meed Summer Seminar on the Holocaust and Jewish Resistance in Poland and Israel, 1999
  • 19. - Teacher of the Year, School for Advanced Studies, 2000- 2001 James Madison Fellow for Florida- Deer Creek Foundation Fellow to “The Media and American Democracy” summer institute, representing The Miami Herald, Harvard University, July, 2001- Social Studies Teacher of the Year, Hialeah – Miami Lakes High School, 2007- High School Teacher of the Year, Miami-Dade County Council for the Social Studies, 2007- Honorable Mention, Florida Economic Educator of the Year, Governor‟s Awards for Excellence in Teaching Economics, 2007- Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Lesson Plan of the Year Contest, 2008 - First Place, Miami Branch – “Rating the Rates: The Role of the Fed in the Larger Economy” - Second Place, Sixth Federal Reserve District – “Rating the Rates: The Role of the Fed in the Larger Economy”- izzit.org first National 11th Grade Teacher of the Year, 2008- Florida Council on Economic Education - Governor‟s Awards for Excellence in the Teaching of Economics Program, 2008 – Infusing Technology: - “Rating the Rates: The Role of the Fed in the Larger Economy”- First Dr. Theron Trimble FCSS Secondary Social Studies State Teacher of the Year, 2008- International Society for the Social Studies Outstanding Teacher Award, 2010- Coe Fellow to “Revolutions in American Life,” Stanford University, July, 2010- 2010 Gilder-Lehrman Institute Preserve American History Teacher of the Year for FloridaREFERENCESWhos Who in the South and Southwest, 18th to 20th EditionsWhos Who in the World, 7th to 9th Edition.Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 5th to 11th Editions