After working in the medical field as a medic in the Army, I pursued a career in education and found myself called to teach. I have taught elementary, secondary, and university classes since. I currently teach 8th-grade American History at Raymore-Peculiar and adjunct for Avila and UCM. Having won the Missouri Central Region Teacher of the Year, I served on various committees at DESE for the next five years, including developing teacher resources during the pandemic. Additionally, I have had articles published on cooperative learning and developing resources and have been interviewed on NPR about secondary students becoming more politically aware.
ED454/554 Middle School Philosophy;
ED 555 Special Methods MS Social Studies
MO Central Regional Teacher of the Year 2017;
Raymore-Peculiar Teacher of the Year 2017