Formerly a carpenter, teacher Ernie Meinecke brings the creativity and discipline of a craftsman to his social studies classes at Lee High School in Huntsville. Mr. Meinecke helps his students explore the real-life relevance of social studies concepts through the use of role-playing activities, simulations, and higher-order thinking techniques. As advisor of the school newspaper, he involves students in intensive reporting experiences that broaden their view of journalism and helps them relate school events to real-world situations. His students use a wide range of technology to research current events. Recently, Mr. Meinecke was selected out of 500 international applicants to be one of 30 participants in the University of Virginia's Monticello Fellows program. After retiring in 2010 Mr. Meinecke has travelled extensively with his wife of 35 years. He enjoys snow skiing in Colorado during the winter and loves retirement.
1985 University of Alabama - Huntsville, B.A.
Masters in Social Studies- Alabama A&M
Masters in Special Education- Alabama A&M