Welcome to Ms. San Filippo's Site!Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th gradeDepartment: SOCIAL STUDIES!Subjects: AP United States History
United States History II Honors
Classroom: 500 ** Primary desk in Room 309Contact InformationPhone: (973) 331-7100 ext. 2754
Preferred Communication - EmailTuesday, September 25, 2018
About MeI am a graduate of William Paterson University with a Bachelor of Arts in History and a K-12 teaching certification in Social Studies. I have been teaching at the high school level for the last 9 years. In May of 2017 I finished four years of graduate work and obtained a Masters Degree in Professional School Counseling. Building relationships and connecting with students is of utmost importance to me as we begin the year together.
This is the start of my tenth year at Montville Twp. High School. For the 2018-2019 school year, I am teaching two sections of Advanced Placement (AP) United States History (APUSH) for the third year in a row. I am looking forward to evolving my practices and it is my hope to instill my passion and intellectual curiosity for American history to all of my prospective students as we analyze primary source documents, explore their historical context, and prepare for the rigorous AP Exam in May 2019.
In addition, I am also teaching two sections of United States History II Honors and piloting one section of our new elective course - Criminology. After piloting the Humanities Research program in U.S. History II four years ago with success, I am looking to share my practices with my colleagues as the program expands across grade levels and the Humanities departments. In the past I have taught various levels of World History & Cultures, United States History II, and United States History I. I am currently serving as Co-Advisor and National History Day Coordinator for History Club along with Mr. Trzepinska. The 2018-2019 NHD theme this year is "Triumph & Tragedy" in history. All of my U.S. History II classes will hear more about participation in this program at the start of the year as we prep to get back to the National Competition in Washington, D.C. at the University of Maryland.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, listening to rock music, going to the movies, traveling, playing sports, and reading history books...duh! I am a die hard New York Yankees (MLB) and New Jersey Devils (NHL) fan and attend games when I can. If not, I am always watching my two favorite teams play.