Degrees and Certifications:
Degrees: B.S. Elementary Education, Brigham Young University, 1986 M.S. Health Education, University of Utah, 1989 Education Administration, University of Colorado, 1995 Certifications: Teacher K-8 All Subjects
I am excited to be a part of the learning community at Discovery Elementary. I have been in Education for 35 years. Every year, my love for learning increases. I am finding the adage is true for me: The more I know, the more I realize I don't know! I have chosen to teach children at the elementary level because it is there that I feel I can have the greatest influence on children's lives. It is such a critical time in a child's life to build a solid foundation of knowledge, skills, tools, and a love of learning. My goal is to meet students where they are and help them grow as far as they can while they are in my care. I believe that all students can learn at high levels.
Regardless of the learning platform, whether at home or at school, learners learn. I believe learning is an attitude and a learned trait.
A little about me: I grew up in Colorado at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. My wife and our three children moved to Idaho in 2001 where they finished school. Now I am a grandpa with four grandchildren. I love to run, fly-fish, and spend time in the mountains. I love to grow a garden and make things out of wood. I am developing and carrying on a trait from my dad - ingenuity. I learned that you don't just throw things away or replace them, or if you don't have what you need for a job - you figure out how to fix them or make something that willl work. And now, with the Internet, just about anything is instantly at your fingertips.
3rd Grade, Discovery Elementary