Mr. Kurpierz Social Studies Classes
My name is Kevin Kurpierz (Mr. or Coach K for ease of pronunciation). I was born in Hibbing, Minnesota. I have lived in Minnesota, Germany, Austria, Taiwan, North Carolina, Kingdom of Bahrain, and Arizona. My daughter went to public schools and is a graduate of University of Minnesota Duluth. I am also an assistant coach of the Junior Varsity football team.
Educational Background and Experience:
College of Liberal Arts - University of Minnesota, Minneapolis - Bachelor of Arts / History and Political Science 1988.
Graduate School - University of Minnesota, Minneapolis - History.
I spent 20+ years managing commercial real estate properties in the U.S. and overseas before committing to my life as an educator.
I will be teaching World History and Geography and AP Human Geography during the 2018-19 school year. Please see the accompanying Syllabuses for further details on each of these courses.
Educational Philosophy:"Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it." -Malcolm X
"Respect and Diversity Statement: All individuals have a right to an educational environment free from bias, prejudice and bigotry. As members of the Combs High School educational community, students are expected to retrain from participating in acts of harassment that are designed to domain another student's race, gender, ethnicity, religious preference, disability or sexual orientation. Students at Combs High School will respect each other."