The ’17—’18 year is my eleventh school year here in St. Joe and I love it here! I taught in a part-time position at Upton Middle School for the second half of the '06--'07 year and was then fortunate enough to be brought on full-time to the high school the following year. At the high school, I have taught Biology, Chemistry, Honors Chemistry, Forensics, Geology, Environmental Science and Topics in Science. I have completely fallen in love with this area and am proud to call St. Joe my home!
I am originally from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan (Iron River) and moved down to Grand Rapids for school at Grand Valley State University. I received a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from Grand Valley with a major in Biology and a minor in Chemistry, as well as my Michigan Teacher’s Certification. I also have completed my Master's of Science Degree in Teaching Geosciences from Mississippi State University.
I married my beautiful wife, Maddie, this past July in Berrien Springs! We had a fantastic time with all of our family and friends and couldn't feel more blessed for the support! Maddie is a teacher at Roosevelt Elementary in Lakeshore, so we will have a friendly rivalry going on! I also have a golden retriever, Bella, who is just a goofball and a cat, Clarke, who is snow white and hilarious!
My daily schedule is below for your convenience. Along with this, I am coaching Girl’s Track at Upton this spring and am really enjoying being able to work with the kids on this type of level as well!
1st Hour– 7:45 -- 8:55 AM – AP Chemistry
2nd Hour– 9:00 -- 9:58 AM – Response to Intervention Coordination and Planning
3rd Hour– 10:03 -- 11:01 AM – AP Chemistry
4th Hour– 11:06 AM -- 12:06 PM – Chemistry
5th Hour– 12:46 -- 1:44 PM – Chemistry
6th Hour– 1:49 -- 2:48 PM – Planning Period
My contact information is posted below—please feel free to let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Email is the best way to reach me—I will rarely not respond within the day (even on weekends). Please also check the page periodically, as I will be posting course information!
Thanks for stopping by!