This is my fifth year at Trailside Middle School and my twelfth year in teaching. This year I will be teaching Math 7 and Algebra I in addition to being the Mathematics Department SALT. Previously I taught at Eagle Ridge Middle School for seven years where I taught Math 7, Math 8, Algebra I Part 1 and Algebra I. I've also taught Geometry as part of a summer program in conjunction with George Mason University. Prior to that, I taught 7th Grade Mathematics and Honors Mathematics at Maine-Endwell Middle School in New York. I received my Bachelors Degree in Mathematics from SUNY Binghamton, where I also received my Masters of Adolescent Teaching in Mathematics. I am certified for Mathematics 7-12.
This upcoming year will also be my twelfth year as the Head Varsity Boys Lacrosse Coach at Stone Bridge High School. Last year, we finished the year with a record of 16-7 as we made our second trip to the State Finals in the past four years. Over the past five years, we've had a record of 82-16 and have made four straight appearances to the State Semifinals or better. I played lacrosse for four years at Binghamton University (Division I) where I was a captain. In addition, I am also an avid NY Giants and NY Mets fan. As you can probably guess, I grew up in New York and more specifically on Long Island.
I hope to make this year fun and enjoyable, but most of all provide my students with the tools necessary to succeed. I have high expectations for all of my students and I look forward to having a great year at Trailside Middle School. I can't wait to see what melting pot experiences we will all enjoy.
"Be more concerned with your character than your reputation. Character is what you really are; reputation is what you are perceived to be." -- J. Wooden