Holds a BA in history from the University of Florida, a M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction from the Ohio State University, and an Ed.M. in Educational Leadership from Columbia University. Since 2000, has served in New York City's small schools movement and in various Title I schools in Florida serving high concentrations of ESOL students and newcomers to the United States. He also served as a facilitator for the Christopher School, a community-based program based on the principles of the Coalition of Essential Schools. His work has focused on student engagement through community involvement, deploying portfolio-based systems for students with limited English or interrupted education, and school improvement through effective leadership.
Constructivist teacher with a focus on meeting the highest possible standards. His curriculum is designed to scaffold students and to meet them where they are...and take them to where they need to be. Over the years he has prepared students for rigorous exams, including Advanced Placement and the New York Regents Exams. His work is highly effective with English Language Learners and newcomers to the United States.
Boston University Deans Teaching Fellow, Ida S. Baker Diversity Award finalist, Hillsborough County Schools' 2011 Administrator (AP1) of the year, Americorps Scholar
Ed.M., Columbia University Teachers' College; M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, The Ohio State University; B.A., History - University of Florida
Bilingual in Spanish