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     I'm a U.S. History teacher at Waverly Public High School, District #145.  Specifically, I teach U.S. History (Freshman Level) and Advanced Placement United States History (for dual credit through Nebraska Wesleyan University).
     I'm the K-12 Social Studies Curriculum Toolbox Chairperson, a member of our district's School Improvement Program, and the Social Studies Department Chair at Waverly High School. Overall, I've taught for 33 years, the last 23 at Waverly.  I was a head coach for 25 years; from 1995 - 2010, I was the Head Boys Soccer Coach at Waverly, and prior to that from 1985 - 1995 I was the social studies teacher and head boys basketball coach at Johnson-Brock Junior-Senior Public High School. 
     In May, 2005, I was honored  to be named the Gilder-Lehrman Institute of American History Nebraska History Teacher of the Year for 2004 - 2005.  Also, I've been included in the 61st (2007) through the 69th (2014) editions of "Who's Who in America",  and the 5th, 6th, 7th,  8th, and 9th editions of "Who's Who Among America's Teachers".  
     I graduated from Burnsville High School in suburban Minneapolis in 1980, and then earned a B.S. at now-closed
Dana College (Blair, NE) in 1984. I earned my first Master's Degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1991 
in Curriculum & Instruction, and my second Master's Degree from Nebraska Wesleyan University in History in 2012.
 
                                                  My Webpage on the WHS Social Studies Dept. Website
                                                                                  My U.S. History Blog                                                                              

                                                                     
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
  E-mail: dan.jensen@district145.org