I earned my Bachelors's degree in Elementary Education from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. I continued my education Earning my Master's degree in Education Administration in Curriculum design and instructional assessment.
I have served in a school setting for 8 years now teaching kindergarten, 2nd grade, 5th grade and leading a school as the director of curriculum and instruction.
I grew up in Florida and North Carolina where I was raised in a strong Christian household. After graduating from UNCC I moved to Honduras to begin my teaching career. I met my wife during my 1st year teaching at The International School of Tegucigalpa and ended staying for 8 years, adding 2 children to our family. We have traveled to Guatemala, El Salvador, and Nicaragua. My family has a passion for missions and our hope is to return one day to my children's home and show them where they were born. My children are currently 2 and 4. My oldest is attending Grand Haven currently and my son will start at Grand Haven next year.
Integration of Faith in the Classroom:
I believe in seeing God's beauty of creation and power of design through out all material we study. It is evident in the order he placed in the universe, the stories we read through out the week, and purpose he has given us in life. I am excited about teaching in Spanish with my immersion classroom because of the additional ability my students will have to spread God's love and share the message around the world. My favorite Bible verse is "Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might" Ecclesiastes 9:10.
I grew up on the everglades and had crocodiles, and eels as pets.