I have taught for 35 years. I taught at the elementary level (grades 2-4) for 23 years and have taught at the middle school level (grades 6-8) for 12 years. I truly love all grades!
Like all of us, I strive to bring as much enthusiasm and energy as possible to the classroom. I try to lead by example by showing my passion for reading, writing, and speaking. Of course, I want students to improve in English Language Arts,but I also want them to begin to love it!
>Favorite Teacher Award by Kalamazoo TV news station (WWMT) >ARC of Michigan Teacher of the Year Award for work with a student with Down syndrome >International Baccalaureate Educator of Distinction >Kalamazoo County Excellence in Education Significant Educator >School District Teacher of the Year
Grand Valley State University (BA in English) Michigan State University (MA in Classroom Teaching)
I have an amazing wife of 34 years, also a teacher (Kindergarten Integrated Arts, 1st grade, 2nd grade, and Special Education). I love reading, running, basketball, poetry, art, and doing just about anything with my wife and two kids!