Welcome to the classroom of government and leadership. My name is Brenda Elder and I teach ninth grade Civics. I attended college at Clarion University and started teaching at Somerset in 1986. If you ever have any questions, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 443-2831, extension 3432.
“Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.” – James Madison
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” — Margaret Mead
“The philosophy of the schoolhouse in one generation will be the philosophy of the government in the next.” – Abraham Lincoln
“America’s future will be determined by the home and the school. The child becomes largely what he is taught; hence we must watch what we teach, and how we live.” – activist Jane Addams