I am heading into my sixth year of teaching sixth grade. It is the only grade I have had the pleasure of teaching, and therefore, by default, it is my favorite grade. Even if I taught other grades, however, I cannot imagine having more fun than I do in the sixth grade.
I am a story-teller and build positive relationships with my students this way. I use humor and my own failures to gain my students' trust and can use that to catapult us to reaching our highest potential.
Sadly--none at this time but hopefully in the near future.
I attended Alma College for my undergrad requirements and received a Masters in Reading and Literacy from Central Michigan University. I also worked as an Education Consultant/Teacher Trainer in South Africa for ten months as a Peace Corps volunteer.
I am married to the lovely Leslie. We recenty purchased a home together and are working on starting a family with actual kids instead of just the cat and dog we currently are the parents for.