I was born and raised in Kansas. I attended Kansas State University where I studied mathematics and education and then moved to Lawrence after I graduated. I began working in the Kansas City, Kansas school district where I worked for five years. I started at Free State High School in 2019, and I am currently working on my Masters in Educational Administration. I live in Lawrence with my wife and our daughter.
In my mathematics teaching I put a strong emphasis on growth mindset to help students be positive in their learning and perserevere through difficulty and failure. A lot of people have a bad history with or bad impression of math so we spend a lot of time trying to overcome that through acquiring a growth mindset, finding context for the math, and reflecting and discussing our thinking.
Degrees and Certifications:
Mathematics, KSU Secondary Education, KSU English as a Second Language Certification