I began my educational career in 2000, teaching Pre-K through 5th grade computers at my old private school in St. Louis, MO. I also worked at the before and after school program there. When that school closed due to budget concerns, I supervised the before and after school program at another private school in the area. After working and getting through school I began teaching third grade in 2011 in the Wentzville School District. I love it there and my team is amazing!
I'm a firm believer in the "I do, We do, You do" philosophy. I also give my kids choices and keep them a part of our classroom decision making. We are a family in my classroom and we strive to treat others as such while being consistent with rewards and consequences. I want every one of my students to succeed, not only in third grade, but further in life, and that is how I teach and what we center our discussions around as a class.
- Saint Louis University - Graduated Summa Cum Laude - Lindenwood University - Graduated Summa Cum Laude - Lindenwood University - Genevieve Flowers Student Teacher of the Year 2010-2011
- Saint Louis University 2000-2004 Bachelor of Arts in Education; Minor in Psychology - Lindenwood University 2008-2011 Master of Arts in Teaching; Teaching Certification
I live in Wentzville, MO, just outside of St. Louis, MO. I married my beautiful wife, Erin, in 2011 and we have an amazing little girl, Gianna, born September 2013. We have another little one on the way in April 2015. I love writing and playing music (piano and guitar) and when I'm not spending time with my wonderful family, I enjoy drawing and shooting sports.