As a teacher since 1998, I have come to the realization that teaching is totally in my blood! I LOVE EVERY MINUTE OF IT! Since then, I have been teaching in the International Baccalaureate program at both the Middle Years program at Williams Middle School and in the Diploma program at Hillsborough High School.
For the last 10 years I have truly enjoyed teaching AP European History, where, every day, I try to take my students down the ‘History Path’, where the story will engross them as I try to instill my love of history into them. I try to foster a great educational environment in my classroom, which is evident in my student’s strong success on their College Board exam.
When I am not in the classroom, I LOVE traveling. Whether it is to Europe, cruising the Caribbean and Alaska, or going anywhere throughout the United States, I just love exploring the different cultures, people and foods of the different areas. I have tried to spread my love of traveling to my students. Since 2000, I have been taking students throughout Europe and Mexico to explore the history, culture and people of these areas.
Awards and Accomplishments
2015 Teacher of the Year County Finalist for Hillsborough IB High School
University of South Florida
Masters in Educational Leadership, December 2012
Bachelor of Science in Secondary Social Science Education, May 1998
2004 Teacher of the Year for Williams IB Middle School
2001 Drum Major for Education Award
About Mr. Mikulec
2000 Drum Major for Education Award