-Grew up in Boston
-11 years in the Army
-Served 2 years in Germany
-Deployed to Kosovo,Iraq twice and New Orleans following Katrina
-taught at the Douglas County Juvenile Dentention Center
-Baccalaureate degree 3.97 GPA
-Master of Education degree 3.97 GPA
Mitchell School Experience:
-First year at the Mitchell School
-Math 6th-8th grades,Reading 6th-8th grades,Language Arts 6th-8th grades,High School U.S history
-Middle School basketball and volleyball coach
-High school track coach
When I began teaching:
-2008-2009 student teaching at Conestoga Middle School and Southridge High School in Beaverton.Taught Middle School Geography,High School Phsychology and High School World History.
-2009-2010 Taught incarcerated youth,teens awaiting criminal proceedings and children awaiting placement in foster homes at the Douglas County Juvenile Detention Center.
-2010-2011 Deployed to Iraq
-2011-2012 Mitchell School
Reason I became a teacher:
I have always loved history,sociology and politics and hoped that if I became a social studies teacher,I could encourage students to take a similar interest.