HELLO! I’M JOHN TROUPE
History, Economics, Public Policy, Philosophy, Ethics, Technology, Nutrition, Anthropology, Science, Geography, Music, Religion, Art...I have a diverse array of interests, and I'm driven to solve problems and answer tough questions. In the classroom, I challenge students to be their best selves. I collaborate with colleagues to bring the best content and strategy possible to my students. As a leader, I bring my people the best resources I can find and then encourage them to find a way to make great things happen.
Background & Expertise
TEACHER , KNOX COUNTY SCHOOLS
Design and implement instructional strategies at Fulton High School, a Title I school in Knoxville, TN.
Independently plan and teach US History, Economics, and Personal Finance in Fulton’s School of Communications.
Social Studies Department Chair for 2017-18 school year.
Professional Learning Community Leader from August 2015 to August 2017
Primary mentor in the 2016-17 SY. Secondary mentor in 2015-2016 school year.
AP certified in US History
SHIFT MANAGER, HIBACHI FACTORY
May 2010 - August 2013
Supervised a crew of up to 9 in a fast-paced restaurant environment.
ASSOCIATE, DEADWOOD KNIVES
March 2006 - May 2010
Fulfilled multiple roles in small
but rapidly expanding business including:
Sales, Marketing, Logistics, Inventory Control, and Customer Service
What I’ve Learned
M.ED, UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE
summa cum laude
B.A. COMMUNICATIONS, UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, summa cum laude
Highly Qualified status in Economics,
7-12 Social Studies,
History, Geography, and Government
Google Educator Level 1, Proficient with 1:1 strategies and a plethora edTech tools, including Socrative, Quizlet, Nearpod, Canvas, Haparra, and many others.
Familiarity with computer programming concepts and languages including: C,