Hi Leopards! I hope all is well with you and your families. We are in the process of transitioning instruction to online learning while we respond to the Covid-19 (Corona) virus. We are using a new platform called Canvas to deliver instruction. I will post all pertinent information here on the weebly so that we can stay current in Civics.
alsoCivics Teacher - Room 604
Phone: (352) 797-7075 Ext. 231
About Mrs. Mason....
I am married with one daughter, two cats and a dog.
I have been teaching social science in a lot of different classrooms for 16 years, mostly college courses at PHSC, USF and Saint Leo. I love Civics and I am so honored to be working with Leopards at D.S. Parrott Middle!
I was born in Ohio and moved to Sarasota, Florida when I was in the 8th grade. I remember my middle school experience well! I attended Forest Elementary School in Ohio, McIntosh Middle School in Sarasota, Sarasota High School and attended college at the University of South Florida. I completed my Ph.D. in Sociology in 2015.
I was previously employed in the private sector as a marketing research manager for firms in Tampa, Florida such as Media General, and AchieveGlobal. I also owned my own research company. I helped organizations improve relations with external, as well as internal, clients. I then went on to teach in higher education for several years before transitioning to public school education. Teaching courses such as social problems, and doing research into public policy-making has created a passion for understanding political processes which is why I am excited to teach Civics!
I am an amateur musician and songwriter. I play piano and guitar and have recorded my own songs. I also love to be outside with family and friends!