Teacher Advisory Council

Ginger Park

Years teaching: 8
Subjects: History
Education: B.A., California State University, Northridge (History)
M.S., California State University, Northridge (History)

Ginger Arisohn Park returned to the classroom after a nine year hiatus raising her two children. Her career in the classroom began in the Los Angeles Unified School District, where for six years she taught 6th–8th grade social studies at Hale Charter Academy in West Hills, CA. In 2006, having just relocated to Fort Collins, CO, Ginger served as a substitute teacher in the Poudre School District. In 2014, Ginger resumed her career at Polaris Expeditionary Learning School teaching 7th–8th grade social studies. Most recently, she joined the teaching staff at Windsor Middle School in Windsor, Colorado, where she teaches primarily English, but also social studies, and even co-teaches math classes.

“I have really enjoyed participating in the National Humanities Center’s webinars for the past five or so years. I have been able to renew my credentials and remain up-to-date on current teaching strategies and ideas within the humanities while I have taken 9 years off of teaching. I have gained enormously from each and every webinar. I want to be able to share that with my new colleagues, something I have not had in the last 9 years. I hope to make more of my participation in the webinars and share with colleagues interesting and new information. I really do believe that the National Humanities Center is a hidden gem for resources. I hope that I can provide an alternative viewpoint since I am also teaching ELL learners. I think this would be a good way to work in Primary Source documents and discuss ways to make them accessible to all students.”