Catherine Kuzmeski is currently teaching World and United States History at Oakland School for the Arts, along with AP US History. Her love of history came from her own high school teacher, who not only taught facts and dates, but how to prepare her for life beyond high school. It is because of her history teacher that Ms. Kuzmeski takes a more traditional approach to her teaching, emphasizing note taking skills and document analysis. Ms. Kuzmeski grew up in Western Massachusetts, which has molded her sense of humor to what it is today, and what she brings into the classroom. She attended college at the University of Missouri Rolla, where she major in History with a minor in Political Science. Ms. Kuzmeski also received her master degree from the University of San Francisco, and has been with OSA since being a student teacher.