I graduated from Fairview Area Schools in 1991. I then went on to SVSU and graduated from there in 1996 with a teaching certificate with a major in mathematics and a minor in psychology. I started teaching high school math here in Reese in the fall of 1997. My wife, Melissa, and I moved to Reese in 1999, and have since had two kids: Hunter was born in 2000 and Haleigh was born in 2003.
I coached girls varsity basketball with Mr. Gruber for four years and track with Mr. Jordan for six years, but gave both of them up in order to spend more time with my kids. I have been a class advisor for the classes of 2003, 2010, 2014 and now 2018, and have thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to get to know these students outside of the classroom setting. I love to golf, snowmobile and fish, as well as spend time with my family in my spare time!
Over the years, I have done many different things. I held the title of Dean of Students for five years. It was a great change of pace! It gave me the opportunity to see a different side of education as I helped out with things like scheduling, scholarships, college applications, dual enrollment, and state testing. I have taught a semester long Psychology course for two years, and I started a Middle School Robotics class/team in the 2015-16 school year!
Which brings us to today. I am still teaching Geometry and Middle School Robotics, but now I am teaching a senior math class called Financial Math as well. And my latest challenge: High School Robotics! Just like with the Middle School Robotics class, I have no idea what I am getting into, but it is a journey that the students and I will figure out together!