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Subjects Taught
AP Biology , Forensics, Physics I

Education

BS - Microbiology/Biochemistry (1996)

 

GTAPP (2004)

M.Ed. - Educational Administration (2007)

 

Ed.S. - Educational Administration (2014)



Experience
  • Mountain View Christian Academy (1st Grade, 2nd Grade, Life/Physcical Sciences, and Music)
  • Green Pastures Christian Academy (4th Grade)
  • Hopewell Christian Academy (Middle Grades Science and Math)
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Urban Learning Center (Math Connections, Gifted Science, Gifted Language Arts, Gifted Math, and Physical Science)
  • Tri-Cities High School (Biology, Physical Science, Chemistry, and Physics)


Bio

As a science teacher with twenty years experience, I enjoy the challenge of helping students discover a passion for learning in a subject area that they most often find difficult. My experiences have afforded me a portfolio of resources and exposure to help students prevent barriers that sometimes prohibit success. I provide for students a unique niche in which they feel confident to explore and excel. Henry Ford said, “Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it.” Thinking is a skill that is applicable in every facet of life. It is my aim to promote this type of "think tank" in my classroom. I will use traditional and non-traditional pedagogy to provide support for the staff, perpetuate a positive image in the community, propel parents to be actively involved in student achievements, and provide a true learning and thinking environment for our future scientists and leaders.

 

I am a firm believer in teaming up and collaborating with like-minded individuals. I came to Douglas County because I am vested in the vision that is being established within the schools– training students to become the leaders of tomorrow in whatever post-secondary path they choose. I sense there is a great opportunity for me to serve the community in which I live, while at the same challenge myself and elevate my level of knowledge, skills, and disposition.

 

I see myself as a teacher leader who stays abreast of his field, who is technically informed, who earns major staff support, and who is committed to achieving total success.