Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. in Liberal Arts
I am a 5th grade Language Arts teacher here at Ray. I have spent the past 21 years refining my teaching skills in 4th-6th grades. The past two years were in Elgin at Neidig Elementary. Prior to that, I spent two years in Giddings and 12 Years in Bastrop. Rounding it all off was a year of teaching in North Carolina and three years to start in California. I have a BA from Chapman University in Monterey, California and hold a Texas Teaching Certificate.
My wife, Heather, and I have two wonderful kids, both in high school. Our son, Owen, is a freshman this year. Our daughter Mary Elise is a junior. We love animals and have two dogs: an 8 year old Pug named Trixie and a 4 month old Sheepadoodle named Mike. When not at school I love travelling the US, running, and spending time with my family.
I believe that a positive engaging classroom lends itself to highly motivated students. I encourage both students and parents to be active participants in this learning journey. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns you have. Thank you so much for entrusting me with your child.