My name is Jon Frederick and I am currently a junior at Appalachian State University who is majoring in history secondary education. I have lived my whole life in North Carolina and hope to remain here as a teacher. Teaching and history have both interested me for a long time. I have worked and volunteered in a few teaching type roles, such as a summer camp counselor, in the past and always loved it. Being a part of others success and watching them grow and succeed is a very enjoyable experience. I also hope that I am able to have a positive impact on my future students like past teachers have had on me.  History has been my favorite subject since middle school and is something I have always found very interesting. I enjoy learning about the past and how everything connects all the way up to the present. I am excited to learn more about how to be a better historian and teacher.