D. Higgs

Hello My Name Is...

Mr. Higgs

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classes and other information for

your child's instruction.  

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Please contact me at:
       (540) 853-2255 ext. 7333
Room 3333
Tutoring times: Tues. and Thurs. (3:30-4:30)

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Welcome to my web page. I hope it is a useful source of information for you. Please contact me if you have any questions.

I would just like to give you some information about my education, life, and experiences. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Alfred University. I also have a Master of Arts degree in Secondary Education from Ohio University. I received my ELL certification from Ohio University as well. I was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Soulouba, Mali for two years. There I built small dams for rice production, and built and improved wells for drinking water and gardening. I also taught ELL at Radford University and Virginia Tech. Before coming to Patrick Henry, I taught ELL in Saudi Arabia for seven years. While I was there, I got a chance to do a lot of traveling, which I enjoyed very much. I also met my wife, Tima, in Saudi Arabia. We got married in her home country of Ethiopia in 2000. We have a son, Isaac, who was born in January of 2006. I have been teaching ELL at Patrick Henry since February of 2004, and it has been a great experience for me. I have enjoyed teaching and getting to know our students. It has been nice meeting their parents too. It has also been a lot of fun seeing our ELL students grow in both language ability and maturity. The best feeling though, is seeing them walk across the stage at the Berglund Center to receive their diplomas.

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