I received my undergraduate degree from Wheaton College where I studied Christian Education and Mathematics. Growing up in Michigan, my parents were both Math teachers. I love working with students (it keeps me young at heart). So, it was not too surprising when I decided to follow their footsteps and teach. In 2005, I got my Masters of Arts in Teaching from the University of Memphis.
It turns out, I love teaching! I call my job at St. Mary’s Teaching Nirvana. Small class sizes. Students who work hard to learn the material covered in class. Colleagues who strive for excellence. And, it doesn’t hurt that cupcakes and cookies have a way of magically appearing all around school!
I am also an instructor for Texas Instruments and train teachers how to use the latest calculators. My mom, who helped me type many English papers in high school is amused that I have written two books, "TI-Nspire for Dummies" and "TI-84 for Dummies."
In 2011, I got to meet President Obama and the Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan when I was given the Presidential Award of Excellence for Science & Mathematics Teaching. I got to spend an unforgettable week in Washington D.C. with my wife, Shannon.
When I’m not meeting important dignitaries, I enjoy attending ballgames of one of my three boys, playing golf / raquetball, getting free stuff, reading Malcolm Gladwell books and making my wife smile.