||2023-2024 is my 13th year teaching at IRHS (and my 32nd year overall).
- B.S. Physics and Mathematics, University of Arizona.
- Post-Baccalaureate Secondary Teaching Certification, University of Arizona.
- M.A. Teaching and Teacher Education w/ Mathematics Emphasis, University of Arizona.
- Educational Leadership Certification, Northern Arizona University.
- Ironwood Ridge High School (August 2011 - Present)
- Amphitheater Middle School (August 2009 - May 2011)
- Cross Middle School (August 2008 - May 2009)
- Amphitheater Middle School (August 2007 - May 2008)
- Amphitheater High School (August 1998 - May 2007)
- La Cima Middle School (August 1992 - May 1998)
|Awards / Publications:
- Co-authoried mathematics article with University of Arizona math professor, that was published in the British Mathematical Gazette (volume 89, number 515, July 2005) titled "A binomial identity, via derangements"
|Core Educational Beliefs
- I believe in the individual uniqueness of every student.
- I believe every student CAN learn.
- I believe it is my responsibility to provide an environment for students to engage in the process of DOING science.
- I believe learning requires active participation and not passive observation by ALL involved (teacher and students).
- I believe every student has the responsibility to come to class READY, WILLING, and PREPARED to learn.
- I am a "native" Arizonan (born in Douglas, AZ)
- I am honored and blessed to have the opportunity to teach and share my passion for physics with the students here at Ironwood Ridge High School.