Phone: (828) 459-7220
Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. in Chemistry & Life Sciences
United States Military Academy
M.A. in Secondary Education
Ball State University
M.A. School Administration
Appalachian State University
Certificate in English Language Learners
Certificate in School Safety & Drivers Ed.
East Carolina University
4- years of military service, U.S. Army
3- years as an independent business owner
1 1/2- years as a Group Home Counselor
1- year teaching Biology at Muncie Central High School
4- years teaching ALL sciences and CTE at Newton-Conover High School.
1- year teaching Middle School Science & Math at Hudson MS
7- years at Challenger High School teaching Earth/Environmental Science, three of these years as a College & Career Ready Teacher for freshmen and sophomores.
2- years as the Assistant Principal at Catawba Rosenwald Education Center
Reason(s) why I'm in Education:
I became an educator as a calling. Since becoming an educator, I, like others teachers, have helped students discover their own futures, their own stories. I cannot imagine anything greater than being the spark that helps students find their inspiration, and guide that helps them find their paper and pen. Ultimately, their story is theirs to write; however, all writers have an inspiration that helps them put pen to paper.