This is my 3rd year teaching 8th grade science at Gentry, and my 6th year teaching overall. I have also taught at Rock Bridge, Moberly, and a school in South Carolina. All of my previous experience was at the high school level in either Biology or World Studies (that's right, I was a history teacher!). I am actually certified to teach K-6, 5-12 social studies, 5-12 science/biology, 5-12 english, and special education. I have many options, but I have found my place teaching science in the middle school setting!
I am 36 years old. I've been married to my wife, Jessica for 18 years. I have two children - Kamden (7) and Maxwell (3.5). I graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences and a minor in Wildlife Science. I love science and animals! I also love heroes. I have a large collection of comics and Funko Pop figures in my classroom - we are surrounded by heroes! I also love the heroes of Overwatch. I am the coach of the Rock Bridge Overwatch team and I have had a great deal of fun along the way with them!
I like to be laid back, but also real with my students. I like to have a calm environment in my classroom, so the overhead lights are off and several lamps are on instead. I want students to feel safe and relaxed in my classroom and if you don't feel that way, please tell me and we can work on making it that way!