Elise Nichole Bruns

Phone: 972-502-7300

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Degrees and Certifications:

History and French

Elise Nichole Bruns

   I teach AP World History, World History, and Social Studies. I graduated from the University of North Texas with degrees in History and French. I have been here at TJ since 2014. Through the use of AVID strategies, we provide a thorough understanding of World History. Our courses will enable students to better analyze and evaluate the world and time in which they live by helping them acquire a fundamental understanding of the past.

 
 
 
 Cathleen Cadigan

Phone: 972-502-7300

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Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. in History - Masters in History

Cathleen Cadigan

   I teach U.S. History/ Social Studies here at TJ. I graduated from the University of North Texas - University of Texas at Dallas with a B.S. in History - Masters in History. I worked at SouthView High School in Hope Mills, NC for one year before beginning my career at TJ. I have proudly taught at TJ since 1997. I am happy to have the opportunity to teach such amazing students in a fantastic classroom!

 Dixon Peabody

Phone: (972) 502-7300

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Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Social Science Education

Dixon Peabody

    I attended Florida State University and graduated with a B.S. in Social Science Education. Thomas Jefferson High School is my first teaching position. I'm in charge of Research and Design of Social Studies. My classroom is an open and inviting place where all voices have a safe place to be heard, learned from, and to grow from together. Through our research of different topics, my students are building their communication skills, vocabulary, and are becoming college ready each and every day. #PPBDI

 
 
 Bryan West

Phone: 972-502-7300

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Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts in Economics

Bryan West

   I attended the University of Texas at Austin and have a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. I currently teach Social Studies. Before becoming a teacher, I worked in Sales and Technology. In my class, we try to be excellent at discussion and we strive for student centered learning.

 Megan Bird Williams

Phone: (972) 502-7300

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Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. in Political Science 2010 and M.A. in International Studies 2015

Megan Bird Williams

   I teach ESL World History. I attended University of Oklahoma, and have a B.A. in Political Science and an M.A. in International Studies. Before working at TJHS, I worked for Alley's House, helping teen mothers and Pearson Public Affairs in Oklahoma, which involved public policy work. I have an organized, but exciting classroom where we explore the exciting world of history!

 Keith Yoder

Phone: (972) 502-7300

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Degrees and Certifications:

Masters in History

Keith Yoder

  I attended Oklahoma State University and UT Dallas. I earned my Bachelors in History in 2006 and my Masters in History in 2009. I began teaching as a volunteer English teacher for immigrants in south Dallas. I taught English in South Korea, Mongolia and Morocco after that. I spent two years teaching Language Arts and Social Studies in Washington state. I teach in a traditional classroom and work hard to present my lessons as informative, rigorous and pertinent to the ACP students take at the end of the year.