I have 25+ years as a teacher and administrator. I have taught grade levels from 3rd to post-secondary. As a teacher, my main subjects taught were Math and English Language Arts. However, I have also taught other subjects like Social Studies and Science. As an administrator, I have extensive experience in curriculum and instructional design. I have created and implemented professional developments for teachers that cover topics such as critical thinking, differentiated instruction, problem-based learning, and technology in the classroom.
While I usually would modify instructional style according to the students learning preferences, my teaching style is geared towards constructivism. Essentially, the human brain is built for complex activities and not monotonous actions. Therefore, to ensure optimal learning, students must be exposed to complex learning experiences. This is the reason why I design student learning experiences that allow the students to employ multiple skills when formulating solutions.
Fulbright Scholar George Pullman Educational Foundation Scholar Marion McCammond Award for Community Service
I currently have a Master of Education in Supervision and Administration. If all the stars aligned, I will defend my doctoral dissertation on April 17, 2017. My doctoral degree will be on Educational Technology and my research focuses on the online learning environment.
I am fortunate to have a wife who is patient and understanding especially when I spend my weekends at the school attending student activities. Also, I have 5 children who have grown accustomed to helping Dad whenever there is a school function or school community outreach programs.