As a 30 year veteran science teacher, I've loved developing hands-on, engaging activities for my students. For 3 years, I served as the model science classroom for all middle & high schools in the county and have also been a beginning teacher mentor for 20+ years. I earned National Board Certification in Biology in 2002 and renewed in 2012.
My goal each day is to have work that is challenging, yet rewarding, and makes my students excited about returning. Through years of teaching and reflection, I have fine tuned plans that keep students engaged, excited about coming to class, and that grow lifetime learners. We use small group inquiry activities that demand collaboration, problem solving, and risk taking.
Hope Mills District Teacher of the Year
SVHS Teacher of the Year
Tom Curle Inspiring Teacher Award
Cumberland County Technology Mentor of the Year
Associated Press State Coach of the Year
Eight Who Make a Difference NCHSAA State Award
B.S. Science Teaching
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
National Board Certification AYA Science
My interests include basketball, hiking, camping, visiting national parks, guitar, graphic design, and following Tarheel sports. I have a wife of 28 years and 2 children that graduated from CCS schools. My oldest is also a high school science teacher and youngest graduated this Spring with a BS in Biology and is pursuing a position in zookeeping.
Specialty, Math, Algebra, Fractions, Other (Math), Science, Anatomy, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environment, Physics, Physical Education, Anatomy, For All Subject Areas, General Science, Physical Science, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Halloween, St. Patrick's Day, Easter