Degrees and Certifications:
I have had the privilege of working with children for over 30 years in a variety of settings. This school year marks the beginning of my 23rd year in a classroom setting.
I was born and raised in the city of Flint and attended Anderson, Longfellow and Flint Northern schools. I graduated from Powers High School in 1988. I received an associates degree in Early Childhood Development from Mott Community College, my bachelor's degree in Education from the University of Michigan - Flint, and my master's degree in the Art of Teaching from Marygrove College in Detroit.
I am a husband (married to my sweetheart, Julie, for 17 years) and father (three sons: Luke, a 10th grader at GBHS; Jack, a 7th grader here at WMS; and Andrew, a 5th grader at Reid). I am passionate about teaching kids how to think critically, read and write with a passion and purpose, and how to communicate with others. I look forward to working with all of my new students and their families as they embark on the next chapter in their lives.