Phone: 530-582-2750 Ext. 28102
Degrees and Certifications:
I have been teaching for 20 years, and this is my 16th year as an educator with Tahoe Truckee. While most of my experience is teaching eighth grade ELA and Social Studies, I have taught fifth and sixth grade. In addition, I was an Academic Coach for the district for three years. This experience added greatly to my knowledge and understanding of best teaching practices. I am excited to return to sixth grade this year, especially with the enormous opportunities our 1:1 Chromebook program brings to students' learning.
I am a Wisconsin native, but I grew up in Reno and Santa Rosa through high school. I graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology, which gave me foundations in history, mythology, and philosophy. My credential preparation certificate is from San Jose State University.
I love to ski (Nordic and alpine), bike (mountain and road), swim, camp, backpack, travel, cook, play guitar, read, and spend quality time with my wife, Maribeth. We have the best golden retriever in the world, Jake, with whom we explore the mountains, lakes, rivers, and forests that surround us.