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Welcome back to the 2020-2021 school year. I am excited to get to know and work with each of you as we begin an unprecedented year together! This is my eighth year of teaching, all of which have been here at Lakeside. It is truly a pleasure to teach in a school that consistently offers a stellar work and learning environment.

My passion has always been history. After listening to stories from my grandfathers, who both fought in the Second World War, and my parents, who grew up during the 1960's, I knew that I wanted to enter into a career related to history. Therefore, I strive in my classes to make history come alive, and relate it to my students in a way that causes them to feel a connection with the past.

I have been married to my beautiful wife Taffy Durham for eight years. She is also a teacher at South Columbia Elementary. We have two wild and wonderful children, Anderson and Savannah, and our oldest child is a Miniature Schnauzer named Cooper. We love spending time outside at the beach, lake and river. On Saturdays in the fall, you can find us cheering on the Dawgs!

I look forward to meeting and working with all of you during the coming school year. Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions or concerns that you have during the year. I am usually very quick to return emails, and I am available for phone and/or in-person conferences. As we deal with the uncertainties of the global pandemic, please be flexible this year as this will be a new experience for all of us. We are in this together!

Class Schedule:

1st Period: AP US History

2nd Period: IB History Year 1 HL

3rd Period: IB History Year 1 SL

4th Period: AP US History

5th Period: IB History Year 1 SL

6th Period: Planning

7th Period: IB History Year 2 HL

Google Classroom Codes:

AP US History: mwo7o5k

IB History Year 1 HL: 4fs3sca

IB History Year 1 SL: eapcit7

IB History Year 2 HL: amvvlfo

Remind Accounts:

*Text the following codes to 81010

AP US History: @f92a9ck

IB Year 1 HL: @a26eb2

IB Year 1 SL: @9c2gha

IB Year 2 HL: @ed383g