When I graduated from high school a few thousand years ago (1969), my dream was to be a high school English teacher as my way of paying forward the teachers I'd had in high school who had made such an impact on me. After more than thirty years as both a Lutheran church pastor and a United States Navy Chaplain, I finally decided to pursue the path that had been my original dream career. Teaching since 2000, I hold Multiple Subject, English, and Mild to Moderate (Special Education) teaching credentials. I currently teach several SAI (SpEd) English classes.
While we have faced multiple academic challenges these past few years, I am still energized by the opportunity to help students “get it” and learn. We are not only preparing these young adults for success at school, but for success in life after their time at school is over.
I have but one focus: giving your student the best educational experience I can.
Even though we are now back on campus, all assignments and resources for our classes are available online through the district app, Canvas. Students, in turn, can post their assignments in Canvas. Each week, students will be given a report of any missing assignments that they should be taking home to parents/guardians for signature so that you will be aware of your child's status.
Please feel free to contact me via my district email account if you have any concerns or questions. You may also choose to use Parent Square or the message option in Canvas. I regularly check email and voicemail messages from 7:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M., Monday through Friday. If you call while I am in class, please leave a message and tell me a good time to return your call and I will do my best to get back to you at that time. I will make every effort to respond to you within twenty-four business hours. Thanks for being part of our Tiger family.