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Mariemont High School Teacher Authors High School Textbook

A Mariemont High School teacher can now add “book author” to his list of accomplishments. David Wolfford recently authored a book published by AMSCO/Perfection Learning entitled “United States Government & Politics: Preparing for the Advanced Placement Examination.”

This book explains the American political system and is designed to enhance student performance on the AP exam. The essentials of government and politics in this textbook are drawn from Mr. Wolfford’s research projects, political reporting and 12 years of experience teaching in a high school classroom.

As a teacher of both the AP and the college prep levels of U.S. Government and Politics at Mariemont High School, Mr. Wolfford is very familiar with the College Board curriculum and high standards expected of student comprehension on the subject.

“Nothing is more boring to a teenager than a text book, and a lot of times these types of books are written by someone that isn’t very familiar with the target audience,” said Mr. Wolfford. “What motivated me to write this book was the fact that I know what these students need to know, and I geared the design, graphics, pictures and content toward the very audience that I understand.”

Mr. Wolfford received his Master’s degree in Constitutional and Legal History from the University of Kentucky through the university’s History Graduate Program. His work has been published a variety of scholarly and popular publications on the local, regional and national levels, including The Cincinnati Enquirer, The Weekly Standard, National Review Online, The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, Ohio Valley History, Kentucky Monthly, Telescope, and The Lexington Herald-Leader. He has also written an online American History course, chapters in Armchair Reader: Civil War, and in The Encyclopedia of History series.

“David is a talented and well-respected teacher both at the high school and in our district. We are very proud of his achievements both inside and outside the classroom,” said Dr. James Renner, principal at Mariemont High School. “As is exemplified by David’s accomplishment, our staff is dedicated to high-quality instruction, and they encourage each other to be the best possible instructors for our students in all capacities.”

For more information about David Wolfford, please visit his online portfolio at Interested parties can purchase the textbook for $18.95 via the Perfection Learning website,

About Perfection Learning

Founded by two educators in 1926, Perfection Learning provides high-quality, innovative curriculum solutions to K-12 schools across the country and internationally. All of the major programs support the Common Core State Standards. In May 2013, Perfection Learning acquired AMSCO School Publications. For over 75 years, AMSCO has excelled in providing high-quality materials in world languages, science, language arts, ACT and SAT preparation, and more.