Mr. Peters' Biography
1969 - Born in London, Ontario, Canada
1969-1980 - Lived in numerous places in Ontario like London, Hamilton, and Tillsonburg.
For two & a half years, (1977-1980) I lived in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Summer of 1980 - Moved to Florida from Saskatchewan
1986 - Attended 11 schools in 10 years of schooling. Dropped out of Springstead High School in Spring Hill, FL.
1990 - General Equivalence Diploma (GED)
1991-1993 - Pasco-Hernando Community College: Associate of Arts Degree (SGA President 1992-1993 North Campus)
1993-1994 - Florida State University: Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Science
1997- 2000 - Nova Southeastern University: Master of Science Degree in Social Science Education.
2000 - Became a U.S. Citizen in 2000 (Dual Citizen US/Canada)
Teaching Experience with Orange County Public Schools
January 1996 to the Summer of 1998 - Alternative Education (Troubled & At-Risk Students)Through Orange County Public Schools, I worked at the Club, a Level VI program run by the Urban League as well as a Level II program run by the County in Pine Hills (Grades 6-12).
1998 to 2001 - Lakeview Middle School (Microsociety Social Studies - 6th, 7th, & 8th and two years of 8th grade U.S. History) I was the sponsor of the Chess Club, Student Council from 1999 to 2001, Leadership Club 1999-2000, and yearbook sponsor for 2000-2001.
2001 to 2004 - Gotha Middle School ( 8th grade US History) I was the Webmaster at Gotha, SAC Communications Chair, TV Productions instructor from 2001-2004, Student Council sponsor, Co-captain Relay for Life Team, Faculty Follies co-sponsor, yearbook sponsor for both the 2002-2003 & 2003-2004 editions. I was Gotha's Teacher of the Year for 2002-2003 and the 2003 Walmart Teacher of the Year for store # 0942.
2004 to Present:Apopka High School - I teach AP United States History along with two electives, Holocaust Honors and Anthropology Honors. I'm sponsor of the Student Government Association and Co-Sponsor of the National Social Studies Honor Society with Mr. Mellon. I was AHS's Teacher of the Year 2009-2010 (2011) and received an honorary diploma from Apopka High School at that time. I'm a proud member of the AHS Class of 2010! I published the novel "Orange Groves" in 2012. I am also a College Board AP Reader.