I began teaching first grade in 2011, and I've absolutely loved it!
Constant engagement is my motto! I believe that--as poet W.B. Yeats is credited with saying--"Education is not so much about the filling of a bucket as it is about the lighting of a fire!" Students need to learn that learning is fun--and that includes standards based lessons!
I've received many academic honors and awards, but the greatest honors I've received include marriage to my wonderful wife and the opportunity to educate first graders each day!
I graduated with honors from one of the nation’s top-ranking elementary education programs, found at Utah State University. Furthermore, my expertise increased by earning a master’s degree in science education from Western Governor’s University. Thank you to all who have helped educate me over the years!
My wife and I reside in Wyoming with one adorable toddler and another baby on the way. You name it, and I enjoy doing it; my favorite hobbies include being outdoors, playing piano, juggling, fixing cars, working with wood. . .and--of course--teaching!!!
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Reading, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Measurement, Other (Math), Science, Basic Principles, Biology, Earth Sciences, Physics, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, World History, Special Education, Health, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Life Skills, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, General Science, Physical Science, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Mental Math, Valentine's Day, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, End of Year, Engineering, Phonics