My name is Dustin Tuggle, and I am a Social Studies teacher at South Laurel High School. I am from London, and am a 2003 graduate of South Laurel High School, where I played basketball and football. After high school, I enrolled at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, where I got my Bachelor's Degree in History Teaching. I have taught at SLHS for 6.5 years now, and also attained my Master's Degree through the University of the Cumberlands in Secondary Social Studies education. I was selected as the Kentucky representative to the Presidential Academy for American History and Civics by Ashland University's Ashbrook Center in the summer of 2009, a Congressionally funded teacher institute that lasted 18 days where I collaborated with Social Studies teachers from each state in the United States, attended discussions and lectures with noted historians, professors, and a Pulitzer Prize winning author, and toured vital historic locations in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, and Gettysburg. I am a National Board Certified Teacher in Young Adolescent Social Studies. Presently, I teach Advanced Placement European History, which I have taught now for 5 years, assisting over 50 students in passing the Advanced Placement European History exam, generating over 150 college credit hours for SLHS students, and United States History which I have taught each year since I've been at SLHS.