Personal Biography: I am a Colorado Native, born in Montrose, CO and moved to Colorado Springs in 1991. I graduated from Widefield High School. My wife and I (A Colorado Native and D20 Alumni) married in June 2002. We have 2 wonderful Children who are starting 2nd and 4th grade in D20.
Professional Credentials: After graduating high school, I went to Pikes Peak Community College and obtained an Associates in General Studies. Around the same time, I started a mobile professional DJ business, Sensational Sounds, LLC. I decided to attend University of Phoenix where I received a Bachelors in Business Management. After receiving my Bachelors degree, I decided to attend Regis University where I obtained a Masters degree in Management and Organizational Leadership and Development. Three years after obtaining my Masters degree, I decided to get my Principal License certificate to work my way into school administration. After obtaining my Principal License, I went on to obtain my Doctorate in Educational Leadership. I graduated June 6, 2015 with my Doctorate degree, achieving a life-long goal I set for myself
Teaching Career: I started my first year teaching in 2004 in D11. In 2005, I accepted the Technology teacher position at Challenger Middle School where I created the Technology curriculum and Cheetah TV. After 9 years teaching at Challenger, I resigned in 2014 when I accepted an Assessment Specialist position with D11. I worked for D11 for about 6 months in central office before realizing that I missed being away from students. I left D11 to become the business teacher at a high school in D49 during the 2014-2015 school year. Now, I am excited to be coming back to Challenger Middle School as the Dean of Students starting the 2015-2016 school year! .
Philosophy: I believe that by learning we teach and by teaching we learn. I am proud to be in a career where I can make a difference in peoples lives. I enjoy working with staff and parents to help prepare students for the next phase of their life. I am eager to work toward creating and maintaining a positive school environment at Challenger where all students feel safe and wanting to learn.