Phone: (219) 873-2057, ext. 7346
Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. in Secondary Social Studies Education - Indiana University Bloomington
My name is Ms. Pol and I will be your Social Studies teacher for this upcoming year.
I grew up in Portage, Indiana. I went to college at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN and majored in Secondary Social Studies Education and minored in Latino Studies. All of my life I have been intrigued by history and geography. When I was a kid, my dad and I would go on vacations to different historical places, and we had always bonded through that mutual love. This love for history and geography still means a lot to me today and I am so enthusiastic to teach it to you!
While in college, I had engaged in many study abroad opportunities. I travelled to Ghana, England, Cuba, Scotland, and Ireland. In my spare time, I often still travel. Not just for myself but for our classroom as well. I constantly seek out opportunites to grow and learn more. I have partaken in many teacher institutes across the world and country that align to our class curriculum, having me learn first hand about topics to bring back and teach to all of my students. This past summer, through these opportunities I have studied Jazz music, culture, and Civil Rights in New Orleans; The Cold War in San Diego abroad the USS Midway; as well as different perspectives regarding the Vietnam War in Vietnam. I hope to use my travels and passion for history and geography to prove how important social studies is!
In our class, you will not only become a proud American citizen but also a productive global citizen! Something random about me is that I also am an avid musician and music fan! I play the piano, violin, and enjoy to sing. I hope to learn many things about you as well and I cannot wait for this year ahead with you all.