• SLPS educator publishes teaching series

    St. Louis American Newspaper

    Interact, a division of Social Studies School Service, has announced the publication of a series of simulator and review interactive whiteboard lessons designed and created by Major James X. Francis, the current head of the Social Studies Department at Cleveland Naval Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps High School. 


    Interact offers supplemental materials created by teachers for teachers. Each unit offers a teacher's guide; a purpose and overview; daily lesson plans; student materials; and time management guidelines that can be easily modified to fit the needs of students. Major Francis’ series will cover different periods of world history. 


    An educator with Cleveland NJROTC High School since 2004, Major Francis currently teaches Personal Finance, AP European and World History. He also serves as the technology liaison; teaches courses on leadership to the Regimental staff; and co-sponsors Cleveland NJROTC’s first student government.


    In 2010 he was officially recognized by the District as the Middle/Secondary Social Studies Teacher of the Year. In addition, Major Francis served in the National Guard for 17 years, including a tour in Afghanistan (2006-2007); served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Thailand; and taught English in Slovakia.