I have been a classroom teacher for over 20 years and have worked in education for over 30 years, teaching in public, private, charter, and international schools. Fifteen of those years were spent teaching in Germany at the Black Forest Academy, a school established for the children of missionaries. As a teacher my attitude was always “Do whatever it takes to reach every student,” even if that means trying something that no one has ever tried before. I enjoy curriculum development, Biblical integration, art integration, educational technology, and teacher development.
Professional Experience: 4 years of active military duty in the US Army; 20+ years classroom teaching K-12; presently higher ed
Personal Experience: I have had the privilege of living on three continents and traveling to over 20 countries. During that time I experienced and grew from the challenges of 2nd language acquisition, cross-cultural living and ministry, and working with students and their families from all over the world.
Publications: I am a contributing artist to a few internationally circulated art books and magazines.
Favorite Bible Verse: Deuteronomy 6:5 ~ "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength."
Favorite Music: The Trinity Worship Project, Danny Plett, Third Day, Rend Collective, and Elevation Worship
Favorite Activities: I love spending time with my family, and I am an avid sketch artist. I also love hiking, tennis, swimming and kayaking.
Family Info: Married since 1990, with two wonderful adult children, Amanda and Micah
What Matters: Love God and love people