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Kathleen Ashton, Global History Teacher
Teaching Global History at Cambridge Central School has been a rewarding experience. It’s exciting to teach students about the world we live in and help them understand what humans have accomplished in the past and how events in history have shaped who we are. I try to teach my students to have a voice and stand up for what they believe in. Some of the most meaningful experiences I have had as a teacher have involved my students meeting with World War II veterans, Holocaust survivors, and a woman who grew up in a family that resisted the Nazi government in Germany. I especially love teaching in Cambridge because the students are so respectful and eager to learn. I grew up in the Salem-Cambridge area and obtained my bachelor’s degree in history in 1985 with a minor in anthropology at Alfred University. I then began graduate school at SUNY Buffalo and completed my coursework at Alfred University with a master’s degree in social studies education in 1986. Subjects I have taught include global history, American history, politics & economics, and holocaust studies. I have taught at Adirondack Central School, Lowville Academy, Jefferson Community College, Corinth Central School, and now Cambridge Central School where I am coordinator of the social studies department and a global history teacher. I enjoy spending time with my husband, my two daughters, and my dogs, Heidi and Chester. I love to ski and read and enjoy nature.
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