Hello, my name is Barry Branaugh and I will be your child’s Global History 3, Advanced Placement U.S. History, or Psychology teacher this year.
To tell you a little about myself, well . . .
This is my twenty-ninth year of teaching and my twenty-ninth year in the Redmond School District. My first twenty-one years I taught at Redmond High School.
In addition to Social Studies, I taught many English courses at RHS, coached basketball and softball, and taught behind-the-wheel Driver’s Education. Here at Ridgeview I have also coached in the girls basketball program.
I was born and raised in Redmond, graduating from RHS in 1987. I graduated from Western Oregon State College in 1991, earning my master’s degree from Western in 1996.
In the fall of 1991 I took a one year temporary position at RHS, intending to move on when the year was up. At the end of the year I switched my 1987 view of Redmond which was, “Geez, I can’t wait to get out of this town,” to my current view that this is a really nice place to live and raise a family.
I have been married to my wife Julie for twenty-nine years, and we have three wonderful children: Jacob, who is twenty-seven, an Oregon State graduate in computer and electrical engineering program. He and his wonderful wife Shannon live in Eugene and he works for an engineering firm there. Hayley, is twenty-three, a Ridgeview graduate, and graduated from the University of Oregon. She currently lives and works in Bend as a payroll specialist. She was engaged to her fiancee Cole (also a Ridgeview grad) this past spring. Madison, is twenty, a RVHS graduate, and a junior at Oregon State.
I will be a part of the Social Studies Department, and will be teaching Global History 3, Psychology, Modern American Pop Culture, and Advanced Placement U.S. History this year. My goal this year is to focus on students’ thinking skills and able to leave the class with a basic knowledge of the historical period we are studying. In short, I want them to be informed, knowledgeable citizens. With that, I expect 100% effort on the part of both students and parents.