"Too see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, draw closer, to find each other, and to feel. That is the purpose of life." -The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Education: Tippecanoe HS Class of 2004
Wright State University
- Bachelors of Arts 2009
- Masters of Education 2010
- Masters of Ed. Leadership 2019
Taught at: Medway Migrant School 2009 (student teaching)
Trotwood-Madison HS 2009 (student teaching)
Northmont HS 2010 (student teaching)
Jefferson Township HS 2010 - 2011
Miami East HS 2011 - present
During my undergraduate years at Wright State I had the opportunity to travel to Santiago and
Concepción, Chile in 2007. In Chile, we studied at various universities and were able to visit many historic sites while living in the "easy-going" city of Concepción along with the "bustling capital" of Santiago. During my undergraduate study I was selected to become a member of the prestigious Sigma Delta Pi, Spanish Academic Honors Society. In the summer of 2011, I was fortunate enough to travel on a mission trip to La Palma, Costa Rica where I served as the group translator and fellowship worker in the small secluded town. In June 2014, I lead a group of students to Peru where they were able to utilize their conversational skills and historic knowledge as well as explore the majestic Land of the Incas. In July 2014, I married my wife Sarah in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. In June 2015, I went on a medical mission to Quito, Ecuador working in a clinic and at the end of the trip had the opportunity to visit the Galapagos Islands (Isabella). In the summer of 2016, I led a group of students to Madrid and Barcelona, Spain. Highlights of this trip included Parque Guell, Sagrada Familia, las Ramblas, Museo del Prado, Museo de Picasso, and side trips to Toledo, Zaragosa and Montserrat. In the spring of 2018, I traveled to Cuba with my father-in-law and had some amazing experiences. In the summer of 2018, I lead a group of students to Panama where we explored Panama Vieja, downtown Panama City, the Panama Canal and the tropical rainforest that sprawls throughout the country. I am excited to announce that in June of 2021, I will be leading my second trip to Spain. This time we will visit Madrid and the Mediterranian coastal cities of Malaga and Costa del Sol as well as a visit to the Rock of Gibraltar. Other highlight excursions for this trip include El Alcazar (Sevilla) and Alhambra (Granada).
This year I will be offering classes for Spanish I, II, III and IV. I understand that everyone learns differently and at different paces so if you ever need some help or just have a question, my door is always open...