Dr. Charlotte Haney
I'm delighted to be joining Carnegie Vanguard as a teacher. I have had the pleasure of being part of the Carnegie Community as a parent since the first year Carnegie moved to the W. Grey location. I've seen two of my children graduate from Carnegie and I have one who is currently attending. Between my own children and their Carnegie friends, I have a lot of direct experience with the amazing doors that Carnegie opens and it is wonderful to join our community in the capacity of a teacher.
I recieved my B.A. in English Literature from the University of Texas at Austin, a M.A. in Anthropology at the University of Houston and my Ph.D. in Medical Anthropology from Case Western Reserve University. I have taught at the high school and univeristy levels in the United States and Mexico for over 15 years. In particular, I love teaching students during transitions. Freshman and Senior Year are times of so much development--both exciting and anxiety inducing. Helping students through these transitions so that they can achieve the success of which they are capable is very satifying work.
I am currently teaching AP Human Geography and 1968/World Wars.
Three things all Freshman parents can do to help their children be successful: 1. Help them get organized! (In Human Geo, student have quizzes every Tuesday and Friday and flashcards due evey Friday), 2. Set your expectations appropriately (your 14/15 yr old is in a college course, if their grades are improving--even if they start off low--that is something to celebrate with them. They are developing the skills that will help them be successful at college), 3. Talk to them about the content, especially in Human Geo (we will be talking about things that you have lots of experience with--share your experiences and ideas with your student).