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A little about myself...where to begin eh? Let's see. I was born and raised in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. My family did spend a nice stint in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta when I was younger, but most of my life was in Sarnia. Then the day came when we moved to the United States and were relocated to Midland Michigan. I finished out high school and attended Western Michigan University where I received my degree in education. I was quickly hired by Loudoun County Public Schools upon graduating and made my trek to Virginia. Since being with the County I have earned my Master's degree in Special Education from George Mason University, and spent the last few years, (15) teaching fifth grade at Seldens Landing Elementary School. I couldn’t be happier with the amazing years I spent at Seldens Landing with the wonderful people I’ve been able to work with on a daily basis. Alas, I personally felt it was time to move onward and "upward" and take my love of science to middle school. To show the students the joys of discovery and problem solving in science, and how we can all learn from each other. I am truly looking forward to working with all the wonderful people and families of Trailside.
When I am not striving to find exciting activities the students can work on. I am at home with my family. Logan my son recently turned two and is pure energy, which, keeps my wife and I young? On the odd times of getting him to go to sleep I love spending my free time by playing as much hockey as I can and continue to try golf....try. If the ball stays on the fairway it's a phenomenal day. I also love the game of soccer and did some coaching at the high school level in years past. When I am not outside, I will be either, playing with Logan, watching hockey, playing the odd video game, or "fixing" the house.