Gifted Education 5-12
I began college and spent 3 years at the Colorado School of Mines before transfering to the University of Saint Mary in Leavenworth, KS. I completed my bachelor’s and master’s degrees at USM. I have also done coursework towards district licensure through Wichita State University and ESOL endorsement through Newman University.
I began my 2nd master degree last fall with Fort Hays State University in Gifted Education, and I hope to complete the program in May 2021.
BA Mathematics, Minor Secondary Education (2007)
MA Education (2009)
I regularly attend the KEEN Math and Science Conference, KSDE’s Impact Institute, and the KATM Conference.
I have also attended several KSDE Regional Trainings.
Given any opportunity to improve my craft, I’ll jump at it.
I began teaching at AHS in 2012 in the math department.
I have experience teaching Informal Geometry, Geometry, Algebra 2, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, and Statistics.
In 2019, I will be the 6-12 Gifted Teacher, splitting my time between the middle and high schools.
I am typically the teacher that organizes math competitions, especially those put on by Pittsburg State University, Emporia State University and Oklahoma State University.
Maur Hill-Mount Academy, Atchison, KS (2007-2009)
Wichita North High School (2009-2010)
Halstead Middle School (2010-2011)
In my experience, I have taught every class from 7th Grade Math up through College Calculus.
My wife, Kara, and I got married in 2007. We have 5 children. My children currently attend Lincoln Elementary and Augusta Middle School.
I enjoy teaching and learning, and most of my hobbies involve at least some aspect of that love.
I also enjoy reading, especially science fiction and fantasy novels, and am a bit of a gamer.
Most of my free time is spent chasing my children to their different practices and clubs, and I coach or sponsor several of those activities.