Chris Pascarella is the Director of the Teaching American History graduate program. An alumnus of the Florida State University, he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Sciences Education in 1997. Upon graduation, he returned to his hometown of Boca Raton, Florida, where he taught Advanced Placement United States History at his alma mater, Spanish River Community High School. In addition to his classroom duties, Chris was involved in the planning of the district-wide American history curriculum and the training of new AP teachers for the School District of Palm Beach County. He coordinated the development and operation of Spanish River High’s partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History to create a four-year American studies magnet program at the school. He has also served as a reader for the College Board’s Advanced Placement exam.
After 11 years in the classroom, Chris joined the Ashbrook Center in the fall of 2008 to assist with the administration of the rapidly growing graduate program and with the Ashbrook Center’s Teaching American History grant partnerships. He became Director of the graduate program in 2011.
Chris resides in Ashland, Ohio with his wife, Donna, and their three children.