Quick Glance @ Me...
"Empowering your Lifestyle....
....by increasing your Education, in an Efficient way"
"The learning experience is humbling and
necessary for success"
I LOVE learning. I believe it is paramount to a satisfying life.
To learn I try to LISTEN twice as hard as I speak. I believe every person can teach me something worthy of learning.
I chase my CURIOSITY about the life I have been given.
I PERSEVERE passionately when obstacles try to slow down my learning or reduce my happiness.
I want to illuminate my IGNORANCE about the world we live in so that I can make EMPOWERED decisions in my life.
"Learning is Living" Life is fulfilled while learning
Family First | I am a happy husband and proud father. Family focus is one of the main pillars of my happiness. Time away from family should be respected by those requiring you to be away from your family. I use this lens when assigning work outside of our class period.
Education | After a decade of serving high school science students I embrace the challenge of the remaining 35 years. The challenge to meet the needs of changing students motivates me and the collaboration of the people I get to work with daily is humbling as well as inspiring.
Teaching and learning requires a "village" of supporters, leaders and motivators. I want to serve you and add you as a colleague moving forward in the career of education and the lifestyle of empowerment.
Coaching | Teaching, coaching and parenting have a lot in common. In my nine years as a girls track coach (discuss and shotput) I have gained a lot of experience learning how to connect with a variety of personalities while increasing performance of very technical events.
As a varsity football coach I have learned how to persevere through adversity and how to work as a unified team to accomplish common goals. Helping others accomplish a difficulty is extremely rewarding to me and in life I expect to "coach" others and be "coached" from others.
Servant Leader | BE HAPPY! I live in the wise words and mantra "the fastest way to happiness is helping others be happy." Fortunately, a happy attitude empowers me to serve others in a respectful and professional way.
December 2004 | B.S. - Secondary Science (Biology) Minor in Earth and Environmental Sciences from University of IOWA
August 2005 | Neuqua Valley High School science teacher
Highly Qualified in: chem, bio, earth/space, environment
May 2008 | M.Ed - Educational Administration and Leadership from North Central College.
November 2010 | Earned a Master Teaching Certificate after completing National Board Certification.
November 2011 | M.Ed - Educational Technology & Instructional Technology from Concordia University-Chicago.
Lifelong Learning | Continuously empowering my life by educating my mind and seeking new ideas and technologies while making more connections to others.
Spring 2015 | Instructional Technology Coach (maternity position) - I was able to serve staff by observing their lessons and problem solving ways to transform their lessons into digital learning experiences and implement ways to engage the social media savvy student.