Thomas A. Sheehan
Before coming to teaching, I spent 28 years practicing law in the Kansas City area. I have a B.A. in History from the University of South Florida and a law degree (J.D.) from Washburn University of Topeka. As a lawyer I handled cases ranging from simple traffic tickets to representing the State of Missouri in an anti-trust lawsuit that was heard by the United States Supreme Court. Those days are behind me now and I am thrilled to be teaching Social Studies in the Upper School.
When not teaching, I spend my time traveling the country with my wife and our popup camper. Our travels have taken us to such places as the North Shore of Lake Superior, the Gulf Coast of Florida, and Glacier National Park in Montana. Last summer, I spent six days walking the Gettysburg Battlefield in Pennsylvania, toured Mammoth Cave in Kentucky, and fished for trout in the Black Hills of South Dakota. This past summer we spent three weeks in the Black Hills of South Dakota and another three weeks in Northern Minnesota.
This school year I will be teaching American Government, Economics, Personal Law, and World History. In addition to the important content of these courses, I intend to emphasize writing. A wise man once told me that clear writing is the product of clear thought. Clear thought is a skill that will serve students no matter what career they pursue.