Degrees and Certifications:
EDUCATION: B.S. Physical Education, CCSU, Central Connecticut State University
Post-Graduate, U of A, University of Arizona
PRIOR EXPERIENCE: 1996-97 CDO H.S. Science Teacher
1997-2003 AMPHI H.S. Science Teacher
2003-present AMPHI H.S. Physical Education Teacher
Have also in my lifetime worked for McDonald's, Delivered Newspapers, Substitute Taught, Installed Insulation, Driven a School Bus, worked as a Janitor, Done Landscaping, Loaded Moving Vans, worked for a Handy Man, Tiled Roofs (in the summer heat of Tucson, Arizona I might add), been a Fitness Director, done Personal Training, been a bicycle courier, worked in a U of A Biochemistry Lab, and been involved in Cardiac Rehabilitation
WHY AM COMMITTED TO AMPHI: I've been at A.H.S. for 19 Years; the students here have a hunger for meaning and stretch and challenge me in a way that adds joy, delight and meaning to my life, as I am committed to and hope to do in theirs.
DEFINING MOMENT IN MY EDUCATION: My 2nd semester of college, I had a 1.9 GPA and was placed on academic probation. After an attitude adjustment in the right direction, I earned and held a 3.6 GPA.
CORE EDUCATIONAL BELIEFS: That each of us has a desire and thirst for the knowledge of what will make our life meaningful and leave a legacy that competes with our desire for ease and the insignificant. My job as a teacher is to draw out the first and show second for what it truly is.
HOBBIES AND INTERESTS: Theology, study of the Bible, Bicycling, Working Out/Exercising/Reading with the desire to grow in my ability to be a blessing to others.