I teach Social Studies but specifically American Government and American Government Honors. What lead/influenced me to teaching American Government and American Government Honors was the fact that I was a History/Anthropology major at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida and working on archaeological digs around the city made me LOVE the subject even further, especially being able to teach visiting school groups about the sites we were working through field trips and demonstrations. I completed the first year of law school with my Master's Degree in Legal Studies and that gave me a better sense of our national legal and justice systems that make up the thread of out federal government of the United States. I also have an interest in crime and legal movies that helped to develop my love of teaching American Government. The 2016-2017 school year is my first year teaching at Lake Region High School. The BEST thing about being able to teach at Lake Region High School ARE THE STUDENTS. They always put a smile on my face and brighten each day in my classroom. Being able to combine teaching American Government with teaching the students about that subject is the greatest opportunity I could ask for in this career. The learning environment in my classroom is very much that of a community! As the leader, I give instruction, provide guidance, and give assistance where needed to the students, who act as citizens in that community, and work together to complete the learning project they are assigned to build!