Degrees and Certifications:
I am excited to begin my sixth year at Lakeside Middle School this year. This year I am teaching 6th, and 7th grade Social Studies and will be a part of the 7th grade level team. I am looking forward to a great year of working with your students and growing together as a class.
Here is a bit of my background:
I grew up in western Washington in the town of Snohomish. I came to Spokane in 2004 to attend Whitworth University. After graduating in 2008 I worked for a local construction company before deciding to pursue a teaching career. I went to EWU and received my Masters in Education in 2011.
A year after graduating from Whitworth I married my wife (Leslie). She is a fourth grade teacher in the Spokane School district and has taught me a lot about caring for students and challenging them to succeed. We are always learning from each other and growing together as teachers. We have a daughter Anna (4.5 years) and son Henry (2 years).
Outside of school I enjoying being with our dog Eko (pictured), hiking, camping, cheering for the Huskies, Kansas City Royals and Seahawks, playing cribbage and other board/card games and reading.
I know this is going to be a great year at Lakeside Middle School and am looking forward to learning from your students. Please do not hesitate to call or email if you have questions or concerns.