The 2017-18 school year started today and so did my 20th year of teaching high school. When I was in college a lot of people told me that I should not become a social studies teacher because I would never get a job. Back then nearly every male social studies teacher was a football coach. It did take a few years to get into the classroom and more than a few times I thought I would never teach more than 10 years. Now I look back and wonder where the time went.
I am a Social Science instructor at Aurora High School. I am currently teaching College/Honors American History and American History.