extra-curricular activities are you in charge of?
I am in charge of the Robotics Club.
years have you been teaching?
I have been teaching for 8 years.
taught at any other schools? If so, where did you teach and which subject(s)
did you teach?
I taught Algebra,
Geometry and Algebra II at Center for Student Achievement in Jackson.
Where did you
attend college and which degree(s) do you have?
I earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems from DeVry, Columbus and a Bachelor’s Degree in Adolescent to Young Adult Integrated Mathematics from Marietta College.
In high school what activities/sports were you involved in?
I was involved in the Boy Scouts of America and Track.
Did you work
prior to becoming a teacher? If so, where, for how long?
I worked for 10 years for the City of Jackson, 3 years for DeVry as a Faculty Assistant, Tutor, and Programmer, and 2 years for
Dawson Recourses as a Web Designer and Programmer.
Do you have
another job after school or in the summer?
What did you
always want to be when growing up?
I wanted to be a racecar driver.
What do you
enjoy doing in your free time?
I enjoy working on cars, working on computers, playing euchre, hiking, photography, and attending concerts.
What do you
like most about Northwest?
I like the friendly atmosphere.
do you want to give to your students?
Never give up,
give your best. I applied to Scioto County Career Technical Center three times
to be a math teacaher. I was interviewed twice. I did not get any of these jobs
but I impressed the superintendent and human resource officer. I did not even
apply for this job. They remembered me and called asking if I would be
interested in teaching Engineering.
What are your favorite website links for your students?
What are your favorite movies?
My favorite movies are October Sky, Spare Parts, Westworld, Ex Machina,
Angel Heart, To Live and Die in LA, Gone In 60 Seconds (original 1974),
Breakfast Club, Better Off Dead, Project Almanac, Sound of Thunder.
What are your favorite songs?
I Can’t Fight This Feeling – REO Speedwagon (wife)
Shandi – KISS (daughter)
Schools Out – Alice Cooper
KISS, REO Speedwagon, Journey, Styx, Tesla, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Heart,
BB King, Michael Stanley Band, Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band, Aerosmith,
Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, Green Day, 30 Seconds to Mars, Prince, Pink
Floyd, Mötley Crüe,
What are your favorite vacation spots?
Nashville – country music
Memphis – blues
Blue Ridge Mountains