1st – AP US History (1000-1100hrs)
2nd- AP Macroeconomics/ lunch (1115-1255hrs)
6th- Junior Team mtg/ Planning/ Conference period/lunch (1135-1350hrs)
Phone: (210) 356-1001
Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. John McCusker
This is my 24th year teaching in Northeast but my 25th year on the LEE campus. I started as a Trinity intern at ISA, then obtained my first teaching position there the following year and I have been on the campus ever since, teaching US History, US Government, Economics, Sociology, Psychology, Anthropology and other social studies electives. This is my twelfth year at STEM, a place at which I feel very fortunate to be a teacher. It is a great program.
I earned my B.A. in History from the University of Maryland and my M.A.T. from Trinity University. I have also completed an additional 18 hours of graduate work in US History to become Dual Credit certified for STEM; this is my tenth year teaching DC U.S. History for STEM, LEE and NESA students on the campus.
I am married and my wife and I have two children; a daughter Kathleen who is a second class midshipman (junior) at the United States Naval Academy, and a second daughter Anne who is starting 6th grade in the Dual Language program at Bradley Middle School. Both daughters know Mandarin since my wife Monica- now a U.S. citizen- is Chinese from Malaysia, a country to which we travel every two to three years to visit family back there. Both daughters are thus quite accustomed to international travel with their passports impressed with a variety of different visas and stamps from the countries to which we have traveled over the years.
I am a combat veteran, having served two years in the U.S. Army in the 101st Airborne (Air Assault) Division, during which my unit was deployed during the 1st Gulf War. I like the outdoors, enjoying camping, hiking, hunting and fishing. As perhaps befits a history nerd I am both a numismatist and a philatelist; the U.S. Mint especially likes me.
Finally, I've always remembered the advice my 3rd grade teacher in England gave my folks at a parent night- "I promise to believe only half of what your child tells me about you, if you promise to believe only half of what your child tells you about me."