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Jay Shackett

AP US Gov't and Politics & Modern US History

“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animating contest of freedom—go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.” ~ Samuel Adams, 1776

GHS Students at George Washington's Mount Vernon (Summer, 2011)

(GHS students at George Washington's Mount Vernon)

  • James Madison Memorial Fellow.  All graduate degree/coursework funded by the 107th United States Congress.
  • 15 years in the classroom as a high school teacher of AP American Government, AP US History, Government & US History. I also serve as a Professional Development Specialist for The Bill of Rights Institute in Washington, D.C., where I write nationally-distributed curriculum pertaining to America's Founding period, documents and ideas, conduct content-oriented teacher professional development programs around the nation, and annually help deliver the Institute's Constitutional Academy, a high school undergraduate course held at Marymount University in Arlington, VA.
  • Hold Bachelors/Masters degrees in Political Science, History & Education from Drake University (Des Moines, IA).  Additional graduate coursework completed at both Georgetown University (Washington, D.C.) and Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA).
  • Originally from New York, but oddly ended up a die-hard Boston Red Sox fan!!