Jonathan Winskie, Dr. Whittemore, Me.
Jonathan Winskie, Dr. Whittemore, Me.

My name is Robert (Rob) Baker.

I am a high school history teacher with a passion for U.S. history and coaching wrestling. I am a Ringgold, GA native and Ringgold High School alumni. Currently, I teach at Collins Hill High School in Suwanee, GA.

Growing up in Ringgold, I have always been fascinated with history. Ringgold was the site of a small Civil War battle and adjacent to two very large battles; Chickamauga, and Missionary Ridge (Chattanooga Campaign). This admiration for and immersion in history grew in such a way that it became passion. After high school, I set out to pursue a career which involved history. That is what I am doing now.

As the years go by and this blog develops, I hope it will be a place to collect my thoughts and hopefully inspire thought provoking conversation. I hope that any and all visitors will take the time to read a few posts and leave comments expressing their opinions towards these subjects. I will warn you though, I moderate all comments. If any comments are drastically obscene or entirely off topic I will not approve them. I also will not approve any comments from fake usernames unless that username is a well known pen name. Issues have arisen in the past when users maintained multiple online identities to hide who they are. I am hopeful there will be minimal issues, but this is the internet. Welcome, to The Historic Struggle.

Note: The opinions and research expressed on this blog belong to the author independent of his employer. Those opinions should not in any way be attributed to Gwinnett County Public Schools.