Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. in Mathematics
Classes this year:
- Algebra 2
Education: B.A. in Mathematics from the University of Arizona
Philosophy of Learning: Education is what you make of it. It's all about attitude and commitment. You learn math by doing; there really are no shortcuts.
Commitment to Amphi: I've been teaching at Amphi since 1991; I even did my student teaching here as a senior at the U of A. I have also taught over 15 years of summer school. Over the years I've taught Math Foundations, Algebra I and II, Geometry, Trigonometry, 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 prepared for their lives after high school.
I'm an avid sports fan, so my knowledge of math and statistics helps me appreciate and understand the game all the more. I was always good at math, but I could not see what I would use it for in a career. It was my high school Statistics teacher who started me thinking about being a teacher. He taught using a lot of material related to sports; I was hooked.
Hobbies & Interests: My hobbies include playing golf, watching sports (especially baseball & football), and playing sports statistic games, such as Strat-O-Matic Baseball and APBA Sports. My wife and I enjoy movies, travel and golf.