Degrees and Certifications:
Thanks for taking a few moments to learn more about me. I am happy to say that this is my 26th year of teaching. I began my time at Martin Luther King Elementary in 1995, after a year of substitute teaching in the Ann Arbor P.S. and another year teaching kindergarten at Bryant Elementary, also in the Ann Arbor P.S.
I feel fortunate to have taught grades kindergarten through third grade, while also helping to raise my own children through their early school grades. Through the variety of experiences, I have gained valuable understanding, knowledge, experience, and confidence along the way.
I experienced an interesting and diverse childhood. Up through my seventh grade year my father was in the United States Air Force, which required us to move to multiple states, and to England as well. I spent most of my early years in California, Virginia, and England.
Following high school I completed degrees at Washtenaw Community College and Eastern Michigan University (both for undergraduate-math/science & graduate school-reading). Since completing my graduate degree I’ve also completed 18 university credits and renewed my teaching certificate numerous times.
Outside of the classroom my wife and I enjoy activities that revolve around our four children. Their ages range from 17 to 23. We enjoy eating out at restaurants, relaxing at Lake Michigan, playing games, and hanging out.
Personally, I enjoy a wide variety of interests, such as watching sports and being involved in physical activities such as walking, jogging, & biking. I also enjoy fishing, watching movies/TV series, reading, gardening, riding my motorcycle, and working on projects around the home. I very much enjoy sharing my variety of interests, and making connections with, the families I work with. I really enjoy being an educator!