Mr. Rich

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Greetings, Wildcats and welcome to Upperclassmen History!  This year, I have the privilege to be teaching the following classes: 11th Grade US History, 12th Grade US Government and Economics, and AP US History! 

I am completely honored by joining the faculty at here at McKeel Academy.  This is my fifth year of teaching (my 2nd at Big McKeel).  I also taught Civics at South McKeel Academy and before that I was in the District teaching at Lake Gibson Middle. 

I am originally from Boston (the birthplace of the American Revolution) and graduated with my Bachelor of Arts in History in 2008 from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC (our nation's capital).  During my undergraduate studies, I had two amazing internships - one that sparked my interest in government by interning with the White House (during the George W. Bush Presidency) and then with the Smithsonian Institute during my senior year of college!  I also graduated with my Masters of Education from Northeastern University in 2015 in Boston.

Currently, I’m earning my 2nd Masters of Education from Florida Southern College in Educational Leadership!

One of my favorite things about teaching History (in general) is learning from the mistakes of our past and trying not to repeat them, which is now more than important than ever considering our social and political climate! 

I look forward to teaching with all of you this year at MAT! Go Wildcats!

Course Introduction Videos:

US Government & Economics: 

US History (1860 - Present): 

AP US History (1491 - Present):

"It's not tyranny we desire; it's a just, limited, federal government." ~ Alexander Hamilton. 

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