I am Mr. Harrington, a history instructor and CAS coordinator in the International Baccalaureate Programme at James S. Rickards High School in Tallahassee, Florida. I currently teach AP United States History and IB Twentieth Century History/History of the Americas. The purpose of this blog is to provide information for students enrolled in these courses and to post announcements concerning CAS for all IB Diploma Programme students at Rickards.
I was born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, but moved around a great deal as my father served twenty years in the Air Force during the last half of the Cold War. I grew up in Fort Myers, Florida, where the fishing, canoeing, and sailing was excellent, and matriculated at Auburn University. Having earned a bachelor’s degree in history, I decided to specialize and studied British, Latin American, and nineteenth century American history at Florida State. I have been teaching at Rickards High School since 2008.
I live in Tallahassee with my wife and three young children. My academic interests include Medieval and Early Modern England, colonial America, the American Civil War, American church history, and the Cold War. Outside of academics, my hobbies encompass reading, running, travel, cooking, international news, coffee, conversation, and following international rugby during the World Cup.