Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. Psychology B.A. Social Studies 7-12 Social Studies License K-12 EBD License
Happy 2019-20 school year! I have been teaching and entertaining young Scholars for 20ish years. For the last 9 years, I have been here at Farnsworth Upper. I graduated from Hamline University in 1996 and went on to get my Special Education License at Bethel College in 1998. Over the past 189 months of teaching (+/- 9 months) I have primarily taught in middle schools although I have at one point or another worked with every grade and even 18+ classes.
Outside of school I spend my time with my family and pets (2 dogs and 3 cats). I love to read, currently I am exploring the LitMMORPG genre. Reading for fun has vastly expanded my repertoire of words...you might say I know a plethora of words, a veritable buffet of definitions/meanings. When time permits, we also hunt (with the dogs) and fish (no dogs). I also enjoy cooking and I am currently trying to teach my kids to cook (so i do not have to every night).
I am proud to be part of the SUTR (St.Thomas/SPPS Urban Teacher Residency) Program. This year I have the privilage of Working with Ms. White. Ms. White has multiple years of experience as a para-progessional and continues to coach swimming and track at Washington.
This school year Ms. White and I are co-teaching Algebra 8 with Mr. Isebrand, 7th grade Pre-Alg with Ms. Campbell and Ms. Lo as well as a High School Success Skills Class.
When in doubt....put your fone away and get outside, read, do something!