Degrees and Certifications:
I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and my Masters Degree from Eastern Michigan University specializing in “Children With Special Needs.” After graduation, I was hired as a second grade teacher at King. I taught second grade for 27 years in the very same classroom. To say teaching is a passion for me is an understatement as I've loved every year of my career! Although I've tutored children of various ages and taught various summer school programs for various grade levels (first, third, and middle school aged children for ELL), this upcoming school year will be my first regular school grade change. Moving to first grade promises to be an exciting change this year.
On a personal note, I'm married to a beautiful woman for 25 years and we are blessed with two amazing children. Samantha is currently working for St. Joe's in Ann Arbor in the marketing/public relations department. Our son, Joe, is finishing up his degree in packaging with an internship at Pepsico in Chicago. Our family loves eating out and going on vacations. I also like playing tennis in my free time.