My name is Tonya Gesing. I am chair and member of the McDowell High School Social Studies department. This is my 19th year of teaching, 18 of those years in McDowell County Schools.
I teach 3 " blended English-American History courses." 2 are affiliated with our Career and Technical Education Department. One course is designed for students of our Law Enforcement, EMT, Fire Academy. Another is designed for students enrolled in our Culinary Arts, Agriculture, and Marketing/Tourism programs.
The third course is an honors English-American History blended course.
I always aim to create relevance in the classroom and real world connections to better meet the needs of my students.