I had heard great things about Delmarva and wanted my children here and I was shocked when a history teaching position opened up ……
Alicia Basar – History Teacher (Georgetown Campus)
HOW DID YOU END UP AT DELMARVA CHRISTIAN?
This is my ninth year teaching at Delmarva Christian and previously taught at Chesapeake Christian School in Easton, MD. Out of high school I thought about getting into criminal justice or travel with National Geographic while learning about cultures. But, I fell in love with history in college and declared as a major in history as a base to get into law or help with my writing. Part of my journey in life is my ability to connect with young people so for ten years I worked with teens at my church. I was always told I could use those skills to teach and help young people grow and teaching was the perfect outlet for these skills. I don’t feel like my story is amazing and I never thought I would be a teacher. But, I know God is using me in this role and I’m excited to be here.
WHY TEACH TECH AT DELMARVA CHRISTIAN?
I always had heard great things about Delmarva Christian but it seemed too far away. The year I was ready to go back to work after staying home with my children there happened to be a history teacher position open. I was shocked because there are never open history teacher positions. It is an excellent learning environment and the kids here respond well to
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LESSON TO TEACH?
I was taught history by memorizing facts, dates, and events. These days people are too quick to make judgements about historical figures. I promote critical thinking when I start every unit by presenting students with a challenging question, “Can someone’s mistakes overshadow their accomplishments.” I get excited to watch them work through this question and apply it to their life.
I applied for the FBI out of college but did not finish the process. Or did I……