I hope you find my enthusiasm for teaching comes out in my lessons. I am passionate about teaching and want to impart what I have learned to other teachers. Learning and teaching go hand in hand. I will learn as much from you as you do from me. Through my courses, you will gain practical experiences to take back with you to your own classrooms. I hope you enjoy my classes and feel free to contact me anytime.
I have been teaching elementary school students since 2000. Most of my work thus far has been with 1st grade students. Prior to teaching I worked with adults with developmental disabilities and severe behavior challenges.
I have experience building and maintaing a website for my children’s swim team, as well as, maintaining my school’s website and my own webpages. Scholarly Interests:
I enjoy reading books and articles on the subject of teaching writing to young students. I have a great interest in using Web 2.0 tools with students. Publications:
Although I have not been officially published for written work, you can find me on the web for work I have done in the area of writing with the San Joaquin Valley Writing Project.
Honors and Awards:
MA with Distinction Recommended Reading:
If you are interested in teaching writing, my number one recommendation is The Art of Teaching Writing by Lucy McCormick Calkins.
I am an 80’s kid and I still love the music.Favorite Activities:
: I enjoy vacationing with my family. We like to go to aquariums, historical sites, and beaches all over California.
Selma First Baptist ChurchFamily Info:
My wife, Jennifer, and I have three children, James, William, and Grace.
Favorite Bible Verse:
"All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty." Proverbs 14:23 NIV What Matters:
Family and Friends
Rudeness Web/Blog URL:
My expertise lies in the area of teaching language arts. The emphasis for my Masters Project was on teaching writing to young students. Much of my day, with my students, is spent on going through the writing process. Education:
San Francisco State University, Bachelor of Arts, Liberal Studies; California State University, Fresno, Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, Master of Arts in Education - Reading and Language Arts, Reading and Language Arts Specialist Credential Home town:
What I Like About FPU:
Fresno Pacific University has a student centered philosophy.Significant Influence:
The most significant people of influence in my educational career are those who are involved in the San Joaquin Valley Writing Project. I respect and look up to the directors of SJVWP, Kathee Godfrey and Joanne McKay, for their hard work in the area of writing. My Home Page: Teacher’s Learning Connection