Mrs. Ashley Minnick
Susquehanna Township High School
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Intro to Psyc & Modern World History
For brownie points keep in mind --
1. I love love love peanut butter and dark chocolate!
2. I'm a Dallas Cowboys & PSU Fan
3. I drink at lesat 2 seltzer waters a day
"To make a difference in someone's life you don't have to be rich, brilliant or beautiful. You just have to care." -Mandy Hale
Born and raised in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, I am thrilled to return to Harrisburg with the opportunity to be a part of the STHS family. I am a graduate of Pottsville Area High School and an alumni of Messiah College where I earned my Bachelor's degree in History with Social Studies Certification. I am also currently enrolled in a graduate program at Wilson College in which my goal is to earn my Masters in Education by the end of this school year!
I began my teacher career like many educators as a long-term substitute teacher. I taught American History for several months until I decided to take a few month to teach English in Thailand. Upon returning from Asia, I was hired as a 7th grade Ancient History teacher at Susquehanna Township Middle School. I loved my 7th graders so much, I decided to follow them to 8th grade where I once again taught American History. When my dream job (teaching high school social studies) became avaiable, I glady accepted the posistion. I now teacher Psychology and Modern World History at Susquehanna Township High School. Go Indians!
A few of my favorite things include peanut butter, chocolate, traveling, hiking, kayaking and elephants. I am blessed to have traveled a few places across the globe including Germany, Austria and Slovakia. I spent five months studying in Uganda and Rwanda, and I taught English to adult women in Thailand. I also volunteered with missions services in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. I am an adventure seeker and a risk taker. I will travel anywhere I have the opportunity.
I believe in the beauty of this world and the unique gifts each of my students has to offer. I set high expectations but promise to encourage and motivate my students in order for them to reach our goals. I value diversity and creativity, and I believe the Social Studies discipline gives students opportunities to broaden their worldly perspectives and grow both as individuals and citizens of our present age.
I look forward to a year of challenges and joys, obstacles and celebrations! The world awaits!