Ross Adelson is a high school teacher and debate coach in Montgomery County, MD. In his 6 years as a public school educator Ross has taught US History, World History, IB Geography, and NSL Government. He earned his Bachelors of History from the University of Maryland and his Master’s of Arts: Teaching from UMGC. Currently, Ross is celebrating his submission for certification to become a Nationally Board Certified Teacher. He lives with his wife and cat in the suburbs of Washington, DC, where he pursues his life-long passions of urban geography, local history, and the outdoors.
Charlotte Green teaches high school history courses in Rye, New York. She has taught a range of courses over the last ten years, including topics in U.S. History, World History, Ancient Egyptian History, Cultural Anthropology, Bioarchaeology, Philosophy, and AP Human Geography. She has experience teaching in both boarding schools and day schools, as well as both AP and International Baccalaureate (IB) courses. She worked as a Teaching Fellow at Yale University after completing her Master’s degree at Yale. Charlotte has a B.A. in Anthropology & History from Muhlenberg College and holds an M.A. in Archaeological Studies from Yale. Her passions include the study of culture, government and politics, and archaeology.
Darreyel Laster is a native of Pensacola, Florida and a 10 year veteran in education. He began his educational career as a middle school literature teacher on Chicago’s southside. While in the classroom, Mr. Laster developed his zeal for teaching which molded him into a dedicated and passionate purveyor of social justice, global citizenship, and equity– especially for those from marginalized and disenfranchised communities.
After five successful years in the classroom, Mr. Laster joined a group of four other educators to plan and launch pilotED Schools, an emerging social identity-centered charter school network. pilotED Schools believes school-aged children living in urban environments need to be afforded the opportunity to explore topics such as race, gender, class, and other social issues in an effort to develop academic success and lasting civic engagement mindsets.
In 2021, Darreyel moved back home to Pensacola to serve the under-resourced Warrington community. Currently, he is the Administrative Dean of Warrington Middle School and the CEO of Equity by Design, a burgeoning creative hub that supports individuals and institutions to facilitate transformative change in order to become more equitable and inclusive.
Teaching Fellow – National History Academy Online
Bob Sellers is a multi-disciplinary teacher at Don Bosco Prep, an all-boys Catholic school in Ramsey, NJ, where he has taught Senior Honors English and Business Law for four years. A third year teacher for NHA, Bob brought the HBS case-based curriculum on Democracy to Don Bosco, which he teaches as a semester-long course. Bob has a BA in Political Science from Yale, an MBA from Cornell and is currently completing an MA in Liberal Studies from Rutgers. A JV tennis coach, Bob is knee-deep in kids’ sports with his 11 year old son and 9 year old daughter in Hoboken, NJ.
Amy Trenkle is an eighth grade U.S. history teacher at Ida B. Wells Middle School in Washington, D.C. She has been a teacher with DC Public Schools since 1999. She is a National Board Certified Teacher in early adolescence social studies/history, National Geographic Certified Teacher, has a Master’s in International Education from The George Washington University and a Masters in American History from Pace University. Amy believes in experiential learning, place based education, and using the museums in her city and across the country to make concrete connections for her students to their history curriculum. She has served on several teacher advisory boards to local museums and organizations, including the National Portrait Gallery, DC Area Educators for Social Justice, the Eisenhower Memorial, Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies, the National Museum of American History, the Newseum, the Global Classrooms DC, and the National Building Museum. In December 2018 she traveled to Antarctica as a National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellow. Currently, Amy is serving as an adjunct professor of education at American University. During the summer and on her off time, she enjoys traveling and spending time in National Parks with her husband and their dogs Nellie and Minnie.