I am blessed to be in my 43rd year of teaching, and I am still loving what I do. In the past I have taught grades four through eight, and I am currently teaching sixth grade math and science to gifted and accelerated students. For the past seven years I have been an adjunct professor for Brenau University in Gainesville, GA. I teach the following classes to preservice teachers in the School of Education: Classroom Management, Teaching Math, and Teaching Science.
My goal is to make my lessons come alive through whatever means possible so that all of my students are actively engaged as they strive to reach their highest potential.
--1987 Teacher of the Year - Academy Central School, Tulsa, OK --1999 Teacher of the Year - Simonton Elementary School, Lawrenceville, GA --1999 Teacher of the Year Finalist - Gwinnett County Public Schools, Gwinnett County, GA --2003 Achieved National Board Certification --2005 Teacher of the Year - McConnell Middle School, Loganville, GA --Presented at the National Science Teachers Association national conference in Atlanta, GA
--Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education --Master's Degree in School Administration --Educational Specialist's Degree in Middle Grades Math and Science
My beautiful wife Sherri and I just celebrated our 31st wedding anniversary. We have three children: Rebekah (who is in her seventh year of teaching), Rachel (who is a registered nurse working in the emergency room at Atlanta's Piedmont Hospital), and Andrew (who is a computer engineer with Harris Corporation in Melbourne, FL).
English Language Arts, Spelling, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Astronomy, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Statistics, Word Problems, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Mental Math, Decimals, Tools for Common Core