History and law teacher Jim Doucette helps students become autonomous, critical and creative thinkers at Franklin High School in Franklin. He make lessons memorable through innovative activities such as debates on issues from American History, mock trials, and simulations of arrests and criminal investigations. Mr. Doucette co-developed a project combining U.S. history with American literature, in which pupils write and produce radio shows based on assigned time periods of history. Broadcasts include commercials, news breaks, public service announcements, presidential interviews and critiques of novels. His dynamic instructional approach has led to high scores on the Advanced Placement History test. A leader in developing curricular mapping in the district, Mr. Doucette participates in the school's Scholarship, Saber Pride and Curriculum Mapping Committees. He is currently co-authoring a book designed to help first-year teachers achieve success.
1987 University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, B.A.