I am an experienced teacher, principal and curriculum coordinator in Columbus, Ohio. My experience is primarily working in high-need schools where student engagement and literacy are a great need. To compensate, I have worked to create engaging curriculum and activities that are both rigorous and engaging to students. In addition to teaching, I also have served as an International Seminar Coordinator, an assistant high school principal at an International High School, an elementary school principal at a Spanish Immersion School and a K-12 curriculum coordinator. In the science universe, we have published a wild animal conservation card game through Kickstarter that you might find at your local zoo!
Student engagement by any means necessary. I have been selected as a founding teacher at both an innovative STEM high school and an International High School. Both experiences promoted cross-curricular collaboration, project-based and inquiry learning.
2011 Award for Teacher Professional Leadership. Nominated for State of Ohio's International Educator of the Year (2013)
I have a Bachelor's degree in education from Wright State University and a Master's from Ohio State in Educational Policy and Leadership and I have started a Ph.D
Most importantly I am a husband to MacKenzie and a father of four little conservationists, Logan (8), Leah (6), Cara (3) and Callie (1). Join the Facebook page at this link Together with my wife, we love wildlife and believe it has been the gateway to unlocking the world to our children.Read our story: https://www.thedodo.com/community/ZooWebs/empower-pre-1024780205.html