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Pat Schumaecker

teacher photoPat Schumaecker started her career in education working on twin studies as a research assistant for the American Council on Education. She soon decided that she would rather be teaching students than studying them. Having graduated from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service with majors in history and political science and a minor in economics, social studies seemed like the perfect match. Her first job was at the middle-school level. She then went on to earn her certification and master's degree in social studies from Iona College and started teaching World History and Psychology at the high-school level. Since 1991 she has been teaching at Glen Rock High School, New Jersey, where she has taught World History, U.S. History, AP® U.S. Government and Politics, and AP® European History. She has attended several conferences on European history and U.S. government, and received NEH and Dodge Fellowship grants for a six-week seminar program on Hobbes, Locke, and Rousseau. She coaches the debate team and was nominated for inclusion in the millennial edition of Who's Who Among American Teachers.

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