Degrees and Certifications:
BA-History and Anthropology MA-History SBEC Certified Special Education EC-12 Social Studies Composite 8-12 Tutoring: M,W, and H 4:15-4:45
Adam D. Compton
I grew up an army brat, and have no one true hometown I came from. As it stands, I've been in San Antonio for 8 years now, find it utterly fascinating here (trust me on that), and expect to finish out my teaching career here.
I have double majored BA in History and Anthropology along with an MA in History. While my courseork focused on Race Studies in American History, I wrote my MA thesis on the history of comic book creators trying to retain the copyrights to their creations...basically, I did a 50 page short history book on how we went from selling Superman to DC Comics for $180 to Eastman and laird still holding the copyrights and getting A LOT of moeny off the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles they created in the 80s..the primary sources I read sure beat reading piles of State Department documents or insurance records!
Over my career thsu far, I spent six years teaching AP World History and Debate. AFter that, I spent another six years teaching at Holmgreen Center, and NISD special education campus exclusively for students exhibiting dangerous behaviors stemming from mental health issues....there's a few history books still unwritten when it comes to this topic area. Nontheless, after Holmgreen, I applied to, and was hired to teach at Mac.
This is my second year at Mac where I teach AP/Dual Credit U.S. History, and I love it here. We're just outside the inner loop of gloal sized city sporting a population that sits at the intersection of so many issues and topics in American life today. Like SA, Mac is not defined by any one culture group. The classrooms here bring a diverse range of students that more or less represent a cross section of American society, abd VERY few schools offer that.
This year will be new for all ofus with the online aspects. That said, I have great faith in the team I work with here, a high value for the community we serve, and believe we that with hard work, humility, patience, and open minds, we will all come out of this better than if we'd never had to face the challenge.
2nd period AP/DC US History
3rd period AP/DC US History
4th period World Geography
5th period World Geography
6th period World Geography
7th Period World Geography