I graduated from Virgina Secondary School in 1997. I then continued my education at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. I graduated with degrees in math and spanish. I had the opportunity to study abroad and spent four months in southern Spain. At the end of my college studies, I student taught at Harding and Highland Park Junior High. I have taught at Johnson since 2003. I recenty completed my masters degree from Concordia University in St. Paul. I am happily married to my wife Karen and have three children, ages 9,8 and 4.