I was born and raised in Quincy, Illinois, and I come from a family of educators. I grew up roaming the halls of QJHS and graduated from QHS in 1997. Go Big Blue! After graduating from Western Illinois University in 2002, I started teaching in Sarasota, Florida. After two years of living where most people vacation, I decided I missed the cold weather and change in seasons and moved back to my hometown of Quincy, IL. I have a B.S. in Education - Special Education with a minor in History and endorsements in middle and high school computer applications, and a M.S. in Instructional Design and Technology from Western Illinois University with an endorsements as a Technology Specialist, as well as a M.S. in Educational Administration from William Wood University.
My wife Kelsea and I have one son, Hayden, and a dog and a cat. I am a St. Louis Cardinals fan and enjoy working outdoors, learning to be a "handyman" around the house, camping, and many other outdoor activities.
I have an interest in incorporating and utilizing technologies in the classroom to ensure students achieve personal excellence on their way to becoming a productive member of society.
The 2016-2017 school year is my 14th year as a teacher and my first teaching computers at the middle school level.