Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor's, Social Science Master's, History Educational Specialist's, Teacher Leader AP US History Certification AP US History Exam Reader Certification
Mr. Kevin Shivers
You've found your way to my teacher bio so let me tell you about myself...
I have been teaching for 17 years in four high schools. I also taught as an adjunct professor while I worked on my Master's degree so I've worked with learners of most ages. I have taught US History, Government, Economics, Geography, Military History, AP US History and Dual-enrollment US History over the course of my career. In my teaching, I focus on the skills that students need to engage in society as active citizens. I have a genuine interest in reading and learning about the past and it shows in my teaching style. I use a variety of methods in my teaching (from guided discussion and lecture to games and simluations to inquiry-based problem-solving) so there will be something new quite often in my class.
On a personal note, I am an army brat which means I've travelled much of our great country and I've lived in travelled much of Europe as well. I have two children and spend a great deal of time with them. When I'm not teaching or planning instruction you can usually find me with my family or reading, working out, skiing (snow), gaming or on Netflix.
BA, Social Science, University of Montevallo
MA, History, Valdosta State University
Ed. S, Teacher Leadership, University of West Alabama
AP US History certified