• MAJ Francis
    Name: James X. Francis 
    BA, MA, EdD.
    Room Number: 128
    Subject(s): World History, American History and Technology Liaison
    Online Phone:‪(636) 686-0108
    Teacher Message: 
    Hello everyone . . . I hope everyone is staying healthy and safe.  I'm sure you are wondering about what we will be doing as we are dealing with the COVID-19 situation.  The Saint Louis Public School District has made materials available for studying at home.  These can be found at this link: Materials.
     In addition, you have all been assigned to a Microsoft Team.  I'll be sending out assignments through those so check your emails.  If you have any questions about the assignment, you can email me.  Make sure you use your school email . . . not gmail or any other.
    I will be available to contact through Teams or email between 8:00 and 10:00 each day.  American History students have priority Monday and Wednesday, World History students have priority Tuesday and Thursday, and Coding students have priority on Friday.
    If you are struggling with an assignment or need some help those are the best time to contact me through email or in Teams, I try to stay online as much as I can.  In addition, if you send me an email later in the day, I'll be checking my inbox regularly.
    Right now, stay safe and continue to learn. 
    Biography: Welcome.  My name is Major Francis and I teach American History, Coding, and regular World History.  I have a Masters in History and have been teaching at Cleveland since 2004.  In addition I have served in the National Guard for 20 years, including a tour in Afghanistan (2006-2007), served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Thailand, and have taught English in Slovakia.
    I enjoy travelling and seeing the places I teach about, having visited over 20 countries in three different continents. I read histories extensively to further my understanding of the past.
    In addition I publish classroom simulations and review games through www.socialstudies.com