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    in My Prime          

    Although I've always loved to learn, I was not a very good student in high school. I preferred almost anything to worksheets and desks (which is how I would describe my high school education). I graduated from a small, rural high school in western New York. Most of my graduating class didn't go to college, but I was fortunate enough to have a mom who forced me to apply.

    I attended Houghton College where I earned a degree in fine arts with a concentration in oil painting and then spent a brief stint as a "starving artist". After a year or so, I decided to go back to school, so I joined George Mason where I earned a degree in English and a Master’s in education. While attending school, I also began working as a Special Education teacher at Potomac Falls.

    In 2007, I joined the English Department where I've been privileged to work with some of the best teachers in the county. I continued my education and earned post-graduate Writing Certification through the University of Indiana, so I could work as an adjunct professor through Northern Virginia Community College.

    I am married to a wonderful woman, and we have three kids who have graduated from Loudoun County High School. I enjoy backpacking, painting, writing, and playing basketball. I still love to learn (in some ways, I'm a better student now, but I still have a hard time sitting at a desk), and I love to teach.

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