Mr. John Winand, Jr.

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Albright College (1998-1999); Transferred. Kutztown University (2002); BA Political Science. East Stroudsburg University* (2005); MA Political Science. Kutztown University (2006); M.Ed. Secondary Education/Citizenship Education Instructional Certificate. Wilkes University (2011); MS Classroom Technology. *University of Ghana Legon (Study Abroad).

Mr. John Winand, Jr.

I have been teaching 7th grade World History at Muhlenberg Middle School since 2007 after beginning my teaching career at Joseph Cooper Ferguson in North Philadelphia where I taught Early American History (8th Grade) and World Geography (7th Grade). Over the last few years, I have coached cross country and track and field at the middle school and high school levels. I have also advised the school newspaper.  

My adademic background is in political science but I have also studied history and Spanish.  The majority of my reasearch has been focused on Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East.  Recently I have been focusing on the countries of East Asia.  Last year, I completed the introductory seminar course offered by the National Consortium of Teaching about Asia (NCTA).  This year I will be following that up with a course about Medieval Japan.  

My wife and I live in Sinking Spring and we have four children (Carter (9), Isaac (8), Gabby (6) and Lincoln (2)).  We enjoy the Philadelphia Phillies, playing sports, and going to the movies. I also love to travel - I have visited my countries around the world. Among the most interesting places I have visited are Ghana, Turkey, and Egypt.
 
I grew up in Northwest Reading and graduated from Reading High School in 1998.  I have attended several colleges and universities on my journey.
 
I have also served as an adjunct professor of political science at Penn State University - Berks Campus.