Phone: 855-4475 ext. 1104
Degrees and Certifications:
Honors BA Psychology - Saint Louis University Teacher Certification K-8 - Northwest Nazarene University
This is my twenty-sixth year teaching in the Treasure Valley. I have taught fourth and fifth grade at four different schools in the West Ada School District. I am excited to be starting my fifth year as part of the Willow Creek team in a classroom outfitted with technology tools that will enhance students' learning experience. .
I have been married for 13 years to my wife, who teaches seventh grade life science at Eagle Middle School. We have a 21 year old daughter who attends college in state, a rambunctious 9-year old who is starting fourth grade at the "Creek" with me, who lives for math and Minecraft, and a 7-year old starting second grade at "the Creek" who loves sports and whom I lovingly refer to as "My Little Peanutl". We enjoy spending our summers together at the pool and park, taking walks, and visiting family. I enjoy reading (and buying) children's books (My wife would say that it is an obsession.) and anything technology related (although I could live without smart phones and social media.) I love cycling and completed the Seattle to Portland bike ride this summer, riding 208 miles in just two days! It was exhilerating, and I can't wait to do it again next year! I have a passion for teaching and learning, and I'm always looking to better my teaching to best meet the needs of my students through hard work and creativity.