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Julio Puente

Country Day School - Julio Puente

US History Teacher

I am the world and US history teacher for 10th and 11th grade here at CDS. This is my seventh year in education and my first year as an international educator. My previous six years I have taught in the state of Texas, the early years of my education career were spent in the special education classroom.

The second half, I spent in an early college high school teaching upper-level advanced placement classes; the subjects included US History, Macro, and Microeconomic theory, Psychology, and financial literacy. I received my education at the University of Texas system, where I earned my undergraduates' degree in History with a minor in psychology and where I fell in love with teaching.

Additionally, I have also attended multiple workshops with the University of Arlington, University of Houston and Southern Methodist University for teaching economics; Bridgewater University served as the host for my training in Capstone research. In previous years I have also sat on the director's board for a non-profit organization, Miracle Kids Of South Texas, where I served as both vice-president and treasurer. Working with local economic development departments and chamber of commerce was always my priority, I believe in teaching to real-world experiences.

I am an avid world traveler and have learned to make the world my teacher, learning endless amounts of information regarding world cultures which has created in me a better understanding of human interaction. I bring this interaction into the classroom where I try to teach in a way to develop well-rounded world citizens.