PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE South-Western City Schools, Columbus, Ohio, 2002 – present 6th grade teacher at Hayes Intermediate (2003- present) 5th grade teacher at Park Street Intermediate (2002-2003)
My philosophy in a nutshell... When it comes to behavior be patient, tolerant, consistent, and fair. When it comes to preparation, be detail-oriented. When it comes to assessment, be feedback-oriented. ...BUT...when it comes to instruction, be HANDS ON and FUN!!! “Creativity now is as important in education as literacy, and we should treat it with the same status.” — Ken Robinson
Received the 2011 – 2012 Outstanding Educator Award, for Hayes Intermediate School. Recipient of the 2007 Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year Award. Recipient of a 2011 School Bell Award. In 2001 received recognition by the Trotwood-Madison school district for having the class that scored the district’s highest on the writing portion of the 6th grade Ohio Proficiency Test
Bachelor’s in Education, 2000 Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio Master’s in Educational Administration, 2005 University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio Principal License, 2010 University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio
I live in Hilliard with my wife Erika and our three kids Tristan, Brooklyn, and Cooper. We spend our summers at our place on Indian Lake where we enjoy boating, fishing, and enjoying nature.