About

Professionally

I am a National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT) in Literacy and a life long learner. He is Chair of the Kansas City Area Literacy Association, and an Academic Coach with Northwest State University.  This is my 20th year as an Educator. I have taught grades 1-3 as a classroom teacher. I am currently a Reading Specialist in the North Kansas City School District. I have earned two Masters degrees.  After the first few years of teaching, literacy became my passion and inspired me to earn my Reading Specialist degree.  I have always taught in Title 1 schools and am proud to say I am one who has continued to teach, learn,  grow and not get burnt out of the profession. I have challenged myself to grow and change as a professional and not become stuck in my ways. I strive to be a connected educator and use technology for my personal professional growth and for the growth of my students.

Personally

My wife Kristina and I have two daughters. I feel very out numbered at times.  We have 3 dogs, 2 of which are female. When I go to work I am again surrounded by mostly females. All joking aside I love my life and continue to strive to grow as a human being, husband, father, dog owner and Christian.  I read and take pictures in my spare. I try to have fun and reflect on all things and aspects of my life and others lives without judgment.

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