Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. - Political Science, University of Missouri-Kansas City M.A. - Political Science, Loyola University-Chicago M.Ed. - Secondary Education, Loyola University-Chicago
Mr. Scott White
Hello Panther Parents and Students!
A Little About Me: I grew up in Higginsville, MO, a small town in central Missouri (pop. 4300) and graduated high school in a class of 95 students. I was the first in my family to attend college and I received my Bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, in Political Science with a minor in Communication Studies in 2008. I then went on to attend graduate school at Loyola University-Chicago, where I received a Master’s degree in Political Science and a second Master's in Secondary Education. I have been at Oswego High School since 2014 and have been enjoying teaching the wonderful students here. Over these past few years, I have thoroughly enjoyed working with and getting to know all of the fantastic teachers and staff, as well.
Classes Taught: For the 2020-21 school year, I will be teaching AP U.S. Government and Politics, Civics, and U.S. History. In my time at OHS, I have also taught AP U.S. History and AP Comparative Government and Politics.
School Activities: I am the Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society sponsor. I am also a member of OHS' Democracy School Team (OHS is a member of the Democracy School Network that is run by the McCormick Foundation).
As a teacher, I hope that I can inspire all my students to become lifelong learners, be the best that they can be in our society and school, and try to always make a difference. As Margaret Mead said, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
1st Period - U.S. History
2nd Period - U.S. History
3rd Period - Prep/Plan Period
4th Period - Civics
5th Period - Civics
6th Period - Lunch
7th Period - AP U.S. Government and Politics
8th Period - Prep/Plan Period