Degrees and Certifications:
B. S. Biology, University of Kansas, 2001 M. S. Ed., University of Kansas, 2015 6-12 Biology Teaching License, KS (2015-'21)
Hello students, parents, and Free State supporters!
This will be my second year as a teacher at Free State, and I am excited to once again be interacting with students and families in my home community of Lawrence, KS. I'm originally from Overland Park, KS and attended Olathe East High School. For my first three years of university, I attended Fort Hays State where I was a student athlete (football). Then, I moved to Lawrence, began school at KU, and finished my bachelor's in biology in '01. After dabbling in a few different career field, including a long stint in restaurants an food service, I finally found my passion for educating and offering support to the burgeoning adults in our community. Now I live here in Lawrence with my girlfriend, two dogs, cat, and my ball python. I really enjoy riding my bicycle around Lawrence, consider myself a bit of a foodie, adore all things science (especially biology and space things), and recently acquired an X Box One X that is chewing up a substantial amount of my free time.
These courses will offer students insight into the large breadth of careers available to students interested in ANY career in in the field of medicine. My goal is to offer students the opportunity to learn not only the science knowledge necessary to pursue a career in the medical field, but also the required interpersonal and professional skills to gain employment in any field. Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses such as this have the unique task of not only offering students educational opportunities that are field-specific, but also provide these same students with a universal set of relevant skills what will make them more competitive potential employees in their future careers and academic exploits.
Topics that will be covered in my classes include:
-The History of Medicine
-Health Care Delivery Systems
-Legal and Ethical Issues in Medicine
-Basic Anatomy and Physiology
-Diseases, Diagnoses, and Treatment Techniques
-Current Innovations in Medicine
-BLS/ AED/ and First Aid Certification (pending site approval)
Never hesitate to contact me with any questions, and I look forward to meeting you soon!
Introduction Health Career
Pre Med 1
Pre Med 2