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.
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.
I am currently enrolled in two different classes focused on using the Growth Mindset in math classes offered through Standford.
Given any opportunity to improve my craft, I’ll jump at it.
I began teaching at AHS in 2012.
I have experience teaching Informal Geometry, Geometry, Algebra 2, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, and Statistics.
In the math department, I am typically the teacher that organizes math competitions, especially those put on by Pittsburg State University and Emporia State University.
I am the National Honor Society sponsor as well.
I also hold the roles of Building Advisor for Augusta High and Co-Teaching Coach for both the high school and middle school.
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 4 children: Bryce, Luke, Ryan, and Hannah. My children currently attend Lincoln Elementary.
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, scouting events, and clubs, and I coach or sponsor several of those activities.