Who I am: After working 15 years in various business positions, I answered the calling to pursue a career in teaching. While I'm considered a new teacher, my work history consists of employers such as Fidelity Investments and Coca-Cola Refreshments. The 2017-2018 school year will be my fourth year teaching. I am happily married to my high school sweetheart, Donny, and together we have a daughter, Audrey (age 13), a son, Cedric (age 12), and an English Bulldog named Romeo. Our home resides in Dry Ridge and we attend Williamstown Baptist Church. Our favorite pastimes include baseball, softball, and spending time with family and friends.
Education: Williamstown High School, Class of 1997, Northern Kentucky University, Class of 2002: Bachelors in Business Management, Minor in Business Administration and Entrepreneurship, University of the Cumberlands, Class of 2015: Masters of Arts in Teaching Business Education grades 9-12
Teaching Philosophy: Every classroom presents a unique community of learners that varies not only in abilities, but also in learning styles. My role as a teacher is to give students the tools with which to cultivate their own knowledge. To accomplish this goal, I will teach to the needs of each student so that all learners can feel capable and successful. I will present curriculum that involves their interests and makes learning relevant to life. I will incorporate group work, individual work, and hands-on learning. My purpose in teaching is to help develop students in becoming life-long learners who contribute positively and successfully as members of society. “Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.” Socrates