Mr. Tinnel

Phone: (704) 260-5970


Degrees and Certifications:

Education:Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Social Studies from The Ohio State University, Master of Arts in Teaching from Simmons College Certification: North Carolina Teaching Certification, Highly Qualified, Social Studies in Grades 6-12 Awards: Cabarrus County Schools Impact on Education Award, November 2015; Hickory Ridge Middle School Teacher of the Year, 2016; Cabarrus County School Teacher of the Year Finalist, 2016

Mr. Tinnel

Be sure to check our your Canvas page for up-to-date lessons, work and assignments.
2021-2022 class syllabus can be found here.
While this site has useful information, your individual Canvas page for my class will have the most up-to-date information.  This site is a basic resource for information to both students and parents.  Here you will find my syllabus and the school handbook.
Class Expectations:
In Civics Literacy, students can expect to learn about the foundations of the American government, citizenship and the rights of everyone within the country.  This is a course where students will not just learn the material; they will be applying it on work and in their real lives.  In this class you will truly use what you learn.   By the end of the course, students will understand how government and politics run and also know what rights they have as citizens.  In my classroom, I look forward to creating passionate, knowledgeable and caring members of our community.   
My Biography:
I was born and raised in rural, northwest Ohio.  After graduating high school, I went to The Ohio State University(Go Bucks!), where I got my Bachelor's in Integrated Social Studies.  Once I finished undergrad, I left for Boston and completed my Master's degree in Teaching at Simmons University.  In Boston, I did my student teaching and a year of substitute teaching at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School.  In 2011, I moved to North Carolina and began teaching with Cabarrus County Schools.  I live in Charlotte with my wife Jenn, and our dogs Lily, Prim and Chip.  I am looking forward to my first year at West Cabarrus High School and can't wait to become part of the community! 
Last Modified on October 4, 2022