Teacher Bio

American History--
It's all about where we came from..

My name is Ms. Yurkovich, and I am very pleased to teach AP US History as well as American History I at Reynolds.
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.
I began teaching in the cool green mountains of WNC at TCR where I taught Civics and AP US History.  I transferred to ACR to work closer to home and be nearer to my husband, Mr. Kromer, Media Coordinator.  Since working here I have taught a little bit of everything, from World to American History, from standard to AP classes, with even a little Psychology on the side.  I also earned my National Board Certification in Social Studies-History, a challenging experience 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.


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