I've been coaching and teaching at the middle school level for 20+ years... In those years, I've taught many different subjects, focusing on a plethora of learning styles and even dabbled in administration. I'm currently teaching 7th and 8th Grade Social Studies.
I like to think of my classroom as "controlled chaos." My students are usually moving, talking and (if I'm doing my job) learning from myself and their peers. My goal day in and day out is for students to learn by doing!!
Golden Apple Award 2012 Apple Teacher 2017
I have taught for the last 20+ years at the middle school level. I have taught English Language Arts, Social Studies, Reading, Writing and Math. My team experiences range from a two person team to a five person team (and everything in the middle!) I've also coached basketball, baseball, softball, football and even tried my hand at Athletic Director. I LOVE sports which makes coaching a "cherry on top" of my teaching career. In the past, I've substituted for the school's principal and vice principal. The time in the office just makes me appreciate my classroom that much more :)
I live in southern Maine with my wife (who teaching French, Spanish and ELL), Holden (6 years old), Wilson (4 year old), and my dogs (Apollo and Murphy).