School Year 2017-2018 will be my 18th year of teaching; all at Star Elementary and all in 5th Grade.
Birthplace: Pocatelllo, Idaho
Ethnicity: Third Generation (Sansei), Japanese-American.
Education: Pocatello High School (1964); Idaho State University, BA (1969); Alabama A & M University, MA (1976); Floriday Institute of Technology, MS (1986); Boise State University, BA (2000).
Military Career: Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant through ROTC program upon graduation from ISU. Moved 23 times; two tours in Europe, one tour in Korea, stateside tours in Alabama, California, Texas, Kansas, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New Jersey. Retired from military service in 1995; rank of Colonel.
Marital Status: Dale Hiroto, will celebrate 49th anniversary in 2017; daughter, Kimberly, son, Christopher.
Pets: Boo Boo and BB (Baby Bedinski), both chihuahuas.
Hobbies: Woodworking, home improvements, working on antique autos.