Richard G. Brooks

With over two decades of experience, he currently serves as a Social Studies Teacher and Department Chair at Clarence High School, teaching a range of courses including AP-level subjects. He has also contributed to higher education as an instructor at Syracuse University and the University at Buffalo, demonstrating a commitment to both teaching and professional development.


B.A. History
University at Buffalo
February 1987
M.A. History
University at Buffalo
May 1989


New York State Teacher Certification, May 1989

NY Public School Teacher Permanent Certification, September 1998

Syracuse University SUPA Instructor, July 2009


Syracuse University S.U.P.A. Instructor, Clarence High School
2009 to Present
  • Syracuse University instructor for Public Affairs, PST101
  • Instruct and guide students through the steps in developing public policy.
  • Coach students in professional skills, statistical research abilities, and presentation skills.
  • Guide students in their development and launching of policy initiatives.

Social Studies Teacher Clarence High School
1995 to Present

Teach high school history courses in United States History, Government and Economics, The Holocaust, AP Government, AP Economics, Sociology, Global History, and AP World History.

Social Studies Department Chair, Clarence High School
2003 to Present
  • Administer and monitor the implementation of all social studies curriculum.
  • Responsibilities include scheduling, evaluating department courses, managing the department budget, hiring teachers, and assisting the building administrators.
Director for the Seal of Civic Readiness
2022 to Present

Responsible for the implementation and administration of the New York State Seal of Civic Readiness program for Clarence Central Schools. 

Director of Community Service
2003 to 2022

Duties included the monitoring and verifying of all Clarence High School students’
mandatory community service requirement for graduation.

Teacher, Hutchinson-Technical School, City of Buffalo Teacher
1992 to 1995


Instructor, University at Buffalo
1988 to 1992

Edwards Learning Center teaching undergraduate courses in Critical Reading and Survey of Learning.


Instructor, Buffalo State College Summer C-STEP, STEP, SEEK/EOP, and College Skills Program
1989 to 1991


American Historical Association
Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management
Organization of American Historians
American Hockey Coaches Association
Hockey Coaches Association of New York


National Endowment for the Humanities 2012 Summer Institute Grant—Study and research project in Germany on the history and work of J.S. Bach and the reformation.