Angela Bazan earned her bachelor’s degree in
Education from the UW-Whitewater in 1998.
She went on to earn her master’s degree in
education with an emphasis in curriculum and
instruction from the same institution in 2010 She has been teaching social studies at Deerfield
High School since 1998 where she teaches a wide
variety of subjects including U.S. History, Sociology,
Diversity, History of the Holocaust, American
Government and Advanced Placement Government.
In addition, she teaches the Social Studies Methods
courses at Edgewood College in Madison. Angela
grew up with a love of history and enjoys fueling
that passion by igniting the same interest in her students.
Tracy is an associate professor of economics and the Director of the UWSP Center for Economic Education. She has been teaching at UWSP since 1999. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Boston University and a M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Texas-Austin. Her areas of expertise include international economics, macroeconomic theory and political economy. She received the Distinguished Paper Award from The Midwest Business Administration Association in 2002, and in 2004 was named a Wisconsin Idea Fellow by the UW System for her extraordinary public service to local communities. She received the Division of Business and Economics Excellence in Teaching Award in both 2001 and 2003.
Vicki Porior has worked for the Oshkosh Area
School District for 21 years as a middle and high
school social studies teacher, PI 24 Peer Coach,
Gifted and Talented Resource, and Instructional
Support teacher. She is a member of the
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction’s
Urban Social Studies Committee, UW-Madison’s
Cooperative Children’s Book Center, and
Association for Supervision and Curriculum
Development. Vicki earned her bachelor’s
in secondary education and political science
from UW-Madison, master’s in educational
leadership from UW-Oshkosh and Principal
Certification from UW-Madison. In addition,
she has extensive training in cognitive coaching,
standards based learning and disciplinary literacy. Vicki is married with two children, Zach (17) and Josh (13).
Michele Vinje teaches social studies at D.C.
Everest Senior High. She earned a B.A. at UWEau
Claire and M.S. in History at UW-Stevens
Point. She currently teaches AP United States
History, Early 20th Century American History
and AP Macroeconomics. She is a member of
many organizations including the Marathon
History Teaching Alliance, Sons of Norway Rib
Fjell and Wausau Curling Club. Michele has
many interests but if she had to choose one-she loves to travel.
Focus: Understanding Economics in U.S. History
All teachers will receive a free copy of Focus:
Understanding Economics in U.S. History (valued
at $59.99). This curriculum uses a unique mysterysolving
approach to teach U.S. economic history
to your middle school and high school students.
Sure to capture the attention of your inquisitive and
energetic students, these 39 activity-based lessons
give you a new, refreshing way to meet your U.S.
History content goals, and infuse eye-opening
economics material at the same time. When you
turn your students into U.S. History sleuths, you’ll
immediately capture their attention and unleash a
new wave of creativity in your classroom.