Classes I Teach:
Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Services Fundamentals (Sports Medicine I) [Open to all grades 9-12]
Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Services (Sports Medicine II) [Open to grades 10-12, prerequisite Sports I completed with "C" or better]
Anatomy and Professional Skills (Sports Medicine III) [Open to grades 11-12, prerequisite Sports II completed with "C" or better]
Sports Medicine Internship in partnership with the Head Athletic Trainer. [Sports II completed or concurrent enrollment, permission of instructor/ ATC]
Sports and Clubs:
Advisor for Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA)
Defining Moment in My Education:
Discovering my passion for teaching while working as a weekend Medical Assistant Instructor. It was during this year on the "trail" that I knew I wanted my career to be guided by education.
Core Educational Belief:
With effort and dedication every student can achieve what they perceive to be the impossible.
I have taught in the military for approximately 9 of my 11 years that I served. I have also taught as a weekend Medical Assistant Instructor for just over 1 year and now I am entering my fourth year as a High School Instructor.
I have served in the Army for ~11 years and have deployed in supoort of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)(Afghanistan), Global War on Terrorism (Cuba), and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). I have held various positions relating to emergency and therapeutic medicine such as:
- Healthcare Sergeant
- Medical Team Leader
- Transportation NCO
- NCOIC Occupational Therapy & Anesthesia Services
- Emergency Care NCO (Primary Instructor - Emergency Medical Technician/ First Responder)
Subspecialties and previous licensure also include:
- National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians
- Occupational Therapy Assistant
- Nationally Certified and Registered Medical Assistant & Instructor
- Certified Army Instructor
My most notable accomplishments include providing direct training in EMT and First Responder to:
White House Communications Agency (WHCA)
White House Medical Unit (WHMU)
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)
Virginia State Police (VSP)
Various National Guard, Reserve, and Active Duty units from all over the United States.
I hold lifetime memberships to the following Academic Honor Societies:
Delta Epsilon Iota (DEI) Undergraduate Level
I am also a Level 1 Certified Tutor through the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA).