Mr. Thiry teaches American Government and Economics as well as Presidential History. He is a second year teacher and taught both of these classes last year as well. He graduated from Governor Mifflin in 2011 and went on to Millersville University to study Social Studies Education. While at Millersville, he played on the men's volleyball team and was also involved as an assistant coach for the Penn Manor boys' volleyball team. Mr. Thiry graduated from Millersville in the spring of 2015 and was hired at Red Lion the following summer.
Mr. Thiry's Government and Economics classes will begin the year by studying the formation and development of the Constitution, as well as the problems that the early republic had to face. As the year goes on, these classes will learn about citizenship, active political participation, and take an in-depth look into how our national, state, and local governments are currently set up, and how they impact people's day to day lives. This course works on building a strong foundation of understanding and gives students the space to form educated opinions on our government's role within the country.
Mr. Thiry's Presidential History course begins looking at leadership as a whole and trying to define what it means to be a great leader. Then, it progresses chronologically through the American Presidents highlighting the challenges and achievements of each. This course is a one semester elective that looks to build upon information learned in other history classes and challenges students to analyze what roles the President has played in our country's rich history.