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    I have enjoyed teaching Social Studies at multi-levels including 16 years at Long Branch high school. This year I will be teaching Social Studies 8th grade American History, my favorite subject.  I specialize in creative methods to reach any student.  My lessons are engaging and fun while bringing the enthusiasm back to the classroom. I also will integrate career & college readiness as well as literacy into every lesson providing each student with a rich view of history and culture in our modern world. My hope is that the passion that I instill in my students creates a passion for civics and work ethic. It will be challenging work but the benefits will aid the student in many future endeavors as well as provide them an appreciation for their country and heritage. I welcome each and every student to 8th grade! My email address is mriddle@longbranch.k12.nj.us
     
     
    Teaching Experience:  
    Mrs. Meredith Riddle (formerly Ms. Miller) taught subjects central in social studies ranging from k-5, 6-8, and 9-12th grade. Her rich historic background includes subjects such as United States History I & II Honors, Advanced Placement Psychology, Sociology, and a wide range of Social Studies curriculum.  Mrs. Riddle graduated with a Masters Degree from Monmouth in 2008 in American History a with an emphasis in United States Post WWII and Vietnam Era Involvement. Mrs. Riddle has a minor in Psychology/Sociology with clinical field experience. She authored two books, A Teacher’s Guide to Teaching the Vietnam War, which is currently used by the New Jersey Vietnam Memorial and Educational Center in Holmdel, New Jersey. Her second work is a chapter in a new assessment book titled, Best Practices in Social Studies Assessment, and was just released in 2017. Mrs. Riddle had been a teacher for 15 years at Long Branch high school and served for 5 years as a Social Studies Department chair.  Mrs. Riddle was awarded Teacher of the Year at the Long Branch Middle School 2017, District Teacher of the Year in 2007, as well as Veteran's Teacher of the Year for Monmouth County 2008.  Mrs. Riddle loves teaching Social Studies and also teaches for Monmouth University as an Adjunct Professor teaching Social Studies Content Methods,Elementary Social Studies, and Integrated Methods. Mrs. Riddle specializes in creating an enthusiastic environment in which students can get creative with their subject matter. Previous work awards have been an induction in 2011 into the Delta Kappa International Honors Society for Women Educators as a representative from New Jersey and nominated for the Martin Luther King Jr. award 2014.
     
    Currently, Mrs. Riddle is a Doctoral Candidate for Educational Leadership at Monmouth University.