Welcome to 6th Grade Science!
This is my 3rd year at GMS and my 26th year of teaching. I will be teaching 6th grade science and coaching Gentry's Science Olympiad team. I began my teaching career teaching elementary school (4th & 5th grades) for 6th years in Sacramento, California. I have taught middle school science previously at Lange (10 years) and West (7 years) here in Columbia. I was born in Pittsburgh, PA, but also spent a large portion of my childhood in San Diego, CA. I graduated from U.C. Davis with a B.S. in Exercise Physiology, earned my teaching credential from Sacramento State and earned my M.Ed. from Mizzou in Information Science and Learning Technologies.
My wife, Heather, also teaches here at GMS as a 6th grade Social Studies teacher. We have been married for 16 years and have one child, Beckett, who is starting 6th grade here at Gentry. Our family is completed with our three cats: Dash, Tink and Daisy.
I enjoy working in my yard, relaxing on our porch, watching superhero t.v. show's and movies and traveling. Our favorite place to visit as a family is the beach; Emerald Isle, North Carolina being our favorite! This year we took a long-awaited trip to the UK and spent a month exploring England and Scotland.
Two fun facts about me are I drove authentic English double decker buses in college and I was a tour guide at the San Diego Zoo.
Students visit my Schoology pages to get updates on assignments, notes and other important information.Parents visit my Schoology pages to get updates on assignments, notes and other important information.
6th Grade Science Teacher
Head Science Olympiad Coach