I am excited to be starting year four at Lovejoy High School. This upcoming school year will be my 12th year as a teacher and my 5th 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 9 years and I continue to find the course challenging and rewarding. On top of AP US History, I will also be teaching AP United States Government and Politics for the first time this year. I am really looking forward to working with my former APUSH students in a different content.
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 8 years. We also have two young daughters. Cora, who is 6-years-old and an eager to learn first grader and Calista, a vibrant and emotional 3-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.