I have 10 years experience as an Elementary Physical Educator and Assistant Principal. I have been a Lead Teacher in my district for 5 years and a mentor teacher. I have also worked in the fitness industry as a coach and certified personal trainer for the past 15 years.
I believe that ALL students can achieve their goals. Some may take a little longer and others may need modifications or adaptations, but ALL students can be successful! I work hard to encourage and coach my students through each obstacle they face.
Professionally, I have presented at various Physical Education conferences and district staff trainings. I have received an "Above & Beyond" award from our Superintendent and BOE. I have been awarded over half a dozen grants and have been honored to be a Lead Teacher and mentor teacher for our district. Personally, I have competed regionally and nationally in Strongman competitions and have placed 1st-3rd in over a dozen competitions. I have also competed in powerlifting and bodybuilding. Most recently, I have won two gold medals competing in Taekwondo events with my four year old son.
I have completed two Masters degrees in Physical Education and Education Administration. I also hold additional concentrations and certifications in Adapted Physical Education and Personal Training and Health & Wellness.
I have been married to my best friend and sole mate for 6 years and have a 4 year old son, who is my world! I am a huge Rocky fan because I love the message that anyone can beat the odds placed against them if they try hard, persist, and don't give up! These are values that I work hard to instill in my son and my students.