I am a native of Washington County
having grown up on a farm by Palmer. Before entering college
at the age of 43 I held jobs as a construction worker (mainly
concrete), livestock product salesman, and part-time mail carrier
while also being a crop and livestock farmer. I use
experiences from all these jobs in my current occupation as a
science teacher in USD 223.
My goal as a teacher is to provide my students with the fundamental
knowledge they need to be successful in a classroom after they
leave our schools. While our students may not have the
opportunity to have a wide range of science courses, I believe they
have a good foundation on which to build. This is true across
our curriculum; our students walk out the door with the tools they
need to be successful in any field IF they develop their
priorities properly and set goals.
I enjoy teaching and watching students mature through the
years. Nothing brightens my day more than receiving an e-mail
or letter from a former student, or better yet when they walk
through my door and give me an update on their lives. Some
even say thanks, that’s icing on the cake.
If you have any questions concerning your child and my class feel
free to contact me at the school at 348-5531, or e-mail me at