Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. in Mathematics
Education: B.A. in Mathematics from the University of Arizona 1989. Teaching certification in secondary education - University of Arizona 1991. AP Statistics Teacher training from AP Summer Desert Institute 2014, 2017 and 2020.
Philosophy of Learning: Education is what you make of it. It's all about attitude and commitment. You learn by math by doing, repetitive successful practice is key. I believe in Vince Lombardi's 3 cornerstones of learning: #1 Put fundamentals first, #2 Focus on effort, #3 Practice love.
Commitment to Amphi: I've been teaching at Amphi since 1991; I even did my student teaching here. I have also taught over 15 years of summer school. Over the years I've taught Math Foundations, Practical Math, Consumer Math, Algebra I and II, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Intro Calculus, Statistics and AP Statistics. Amphi has been my life's work. I'm interested in seeing the school and its students succeed so that our graduates can be well prepared for their lives after high school.
I'm an avid sports fan, so knowledge of math and statistics helps me appreciate and understand the games all the more. I was always good at math, but I could not see what I would use it for in a career. I took a Statistics class in high school and loved it! It was all about interesting topics and you could always see when and where things would be applied. I have a great passion for teaching Statistics and trying to pass that down to others as it is the fastest growing part of mathematics in the 21st century with more and more careers related to it!
Hobbies & Interests: I have coached golf and tennis at Amphi in the past. For 20+ years, it was an honor to keep statistics for the Amphi football program and since 2004 I announce, run the scoreboard, keep a scorebook, and play music at Amphi baseball games, which is a lot of fun!
My hobbies include playing golf, watching a wide variety of sports (especially UofA baseball), reading, and playing and collecting sports board games, such as Strat-O-Matic and APBA. My wife Becki and I enjoy movies and travel and being involved at our church.