8th Grade LASS Teacher for 13 years; 9th Grade Humanities Teacher for 8 years; 10th Grade World History Teacher for 1 year; Technology Instructor for 10 years; Creator and leader of Humanities Gifted and Talented Program; National Presenter for BER for 8 years - Social Studies and Tech; District Specialist - K12 Program Reviews in SS, Health/PE 3 yrs;. Dean of Students and ASB Director - High School; Program Director for Christian Camps for 10 years; Swimming and Water Polo Coach for 8 years
Make it fun - play and learn; Add suspense and surprise; Connect, connect, connect; VARK it - Visual, Auditory, Read, Kinesthetic in the same lesson; Love kids - Want and work for the best for each and every student; Know Kids - use instruction to reveal who you and the kids are; Organize and prepare carefully, then go with the learning flow; Bloom everything - always teach the level of thinking; Use "Instructional Flow" from Comprehension to Analysis to Create; Use "Engagement Flow" to help kids to "own" their learning; Use projects as the final summative assessment; Collaborate with the best teachers at your site
Teacher of the Year - Twice - at Pine Lake Middle School; Teacher of the Month - April - at Valhalla High School
BA in History from San Diego State University; Minor in English from San Diego State University; MA in Instruction and Curriculum from San Diego State University; Administration Certification from City University;
Married to Barbara, a fantastic 5th grade teacher; 3 kids, 2 grand kids (and counting); BER National Presenter; Adjunct Professor at Northwest University, Kirkland WA; Water sports enthusiast - especially swimming and surfing; CS Lewis fanatic - I've read everything at least 5 times; Lead singer for the Pine Lake MS Staff Band - "Staff Infection"