I am entering my sixth year as principal at Freedom High School. I enjoy the way Freedom’s excellent students and staff members make every day an incredible learning experience. I believe Freedom has a true “community feel” to education. I am an advocate of public education and currently serve as the president-elect of the Virginia Association of Secondary Principals.
This is my 31st year in education. I spent the first 20 as social science teacher and coach in Fairfax and Loudoun counties. I am graduate of Graceland University (it was just a college way back then) in Lamoni, Iowa. I have two master’s degrees – one in Curriculum and Instruction and the other in Administration and Supervision, both from George Mason University. I am currently in my second year of a doctoral program at The College of William and Mary.
My wife is an elementary teacher at Luckett Elementary School in LCPS. My daughter, Chelsea, has a biology degree from Washington College and is in her final semester of an accelerated nursing program at Marymount University. My son, Kyle, is completing an internship for his final degree requirements from James Madison University.
My office door is often open for folks to come by and chat about education – and other topics.