I am excited to be starting year two at Lovejoy High School. This upcoming school year will be my 11th year as a teacher and my 4th year in Texas. I am originally from Anchorage, Alaska where I was born and raised. I taught my first 7 years at West Anchorage High School and in 2014, my wife and I decided that we felt like making a change in our life. After visiting Dallas, we sold our house, packed our bags, and moved to Texas. I worked 2 years at Plano West Senior High and when I saw the opportunity become available at Lovejoy, I jumped on it. I have taught AP US History for 8 years and I continue to find the course challenging and rewarding.
Last year, over 89% of Lovejoy students passed the AP US History exam with a 3 or higher. My goal is to make that even better this year.
When I am not in the classroom I am fortunate to share my life with my wife Cathy, who I have been married to for 7 years. We also have two young daughters. Cora, who is 5-years-old and about to enter kindergarten and Calista, a vibrant and emotional soon to be 2-year-old.
I was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska where I graduated high school in 2001. I received my bachelors in secondary education from the University of Idaho and was a member of the Alpha Kappa Lambda fraternity. In 2011 I was awarded the James Madison Fellowship that selected one social studies teacher per state to pursue their master’s degree on the United States Constitution. I finished my thesis and received my master’s degree from Alaska Pacific University in 2014.