Phone: 803-442-6100 ext. 140
Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. + 18, History, Mississippi State, 1975. Mississippi State Graduate School, History, 1976-78. Secondary Social Studies certification; AP U.S. History endorsement; AP World History endorsement.
Mr. James (Rick) Gill
I am proudly beginning my 30th year at North Augusta High School. As far as Aiken County teaching, I taught one year at Midland Valley (1992-1993) before joining the Jacket staff. Prior to my employment with Aiken County, I taught multiple Social Studies courses at O. Perry Walker H.S. in Orleans Parish, New Orleans from 1988 to 1992. It you want to go way back in history, I taught survey courses in U.S. History and World History at Mississippi State University from 1976 to 1978 while in graduate school (after earning my B.A. degree in History from Mississippi State in December 1975). I did my student teaching at Starkville Middle School, Starkville, Mississippi, in 1975. For the 2021-2022 school year, I will be teaching A.P. U.S. History (2 sections) and Honors American Government (3 sections). On a personal note, I discovered late in life the joys of learning new languages. From high school and college, I had a rudimentary background in Spanish, but not a fluency. Several years ago, I read an interesting article on the Internet about learning a language after age 60 to help maintain my mental acuity. The result: I now read and speak basic Greek, and I'm progressing well with basic Russian. Best example I can give of "some old dogs can learn new tricks." It's never too old to learn. It should be a very full, and very interesting year.
My planning periods are 4th period and 6th period
My APUSH classes are 1st and 7th periods
My American Government classes are 2nd, 3rd and 5th periods