I am originally from the East coast and a 27-year classroom educator. Graduating in 1987 with a BA in International Relations from the University of Delaware, I moved to CT to teach high school for a couple of years before moving to corporate America, working for Chas Manhattan (now JP Morgan Chase). I moved to CA in 1992 from NYC and earned my first MA from the University of San Diego in 1995. I moved back to teaching in 1996 and have taught AP US, AP European and AP Government. I was named a Senior Fellow of the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation in 2007 and earned my second MA in History. In 2010 I was named a "Legend of Coaching" by the San Diego County High School Sports Hall of Fame for my ten years as head coach of the Cathedral Catholic HS boys and girls swimming and diving teams. I began teaching college courses in 2015 and currently teach online for MiraCosta College. My plans are to move back to my hometown in rural NY and teach college classes until I retire. I am also writing my third book, this one on reforming education in America, that I hope to have out by the end of 2022.