Yurkovich, Kim (Social Studies)

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My name is Ms. Yurkovich, and I am very excited to teach AP World History, World History and American History I at NDA this year!  I am faculty adviser for the Political Discussion Club and co-sponsor the Mock Trial team.

My education was both in NC and OH.  I was raised in Cullowhee, traveled to Oberlin College  in OH where I earned a degree in US History, and then came back to NC to attend Wake Forest where I received my teaching certification.  Currently I am working on my Master's degree at Western Carolina University.
I began teaching in the cool green mountains of WNC at TCR and then transferred to ACR to work closer to home and be nearer to my husband who is Media Coordinator there. Now, I am very excited by the opportunity to teach at NDA, a school I have watched build and grow over the last several years and that both our children have attended as well.  I have taught just about every NC social studies course and have facilitated classes at all levels from inclusion to AP; I also earned my National Board Certification in Social Studies-History, a challenge that has helped me reflect on the art of teaching.
When not being a teacher, I am a wife, a mother of two fine kids, a gardener, a cook, a yoga practitioner, a hiker, an avid reader, and well, often pretty tired.  Sometimes those books just don't get read. But through it all I am always learning--something  I hope my students will aspire to do all their lives as well.