Contributing Editor, The Middle Ground Journal. I graduated from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 1998 with a BS in History, focusing on the Ancient & Medieval periods. I have a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from DePaul University, and a Masters in Educational Administration from Northern Illinois University. I have taught a variety of social studies courses since 2000, when I began, but am primarily a World History teacher. I have taught at Vernon Hills High School since 2001.