Current Grade/Specialty Area: Principal
Teacher/Staff At SMS Since: 2014
Educator Since: 2000
Previous Grades Taught/Roles in Education: Taught 3rd grade for 3 years, 2nd grade of 5 years, Principal and elementary physical education teacher
Education: M.A. Educational Leadership-Cardinal Stritch, Teaching Certification-University of Denver, B. A. Communication-Denison Unviersity, Study Abroad-University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand
Special Certificates, Licenses, Programs, Training, Etc: Two time NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School) participant, GYLI (Global Youth Leadership) adult leader which is a high school leadership development program, WEB (Where Everybody Belongs) leader which is a Middle School transition program, Certified Clown (attended clown school with my dad)
Are you an SMS parent: Yes
Spouse & Children: Wife Stephanie and sons Jack and Sam
Special Areas of Educational Interest/Specialization: Leadership Development and Outdoor Education
Hobbies & Interests: Wisconsin Sports Fan-Packers, Brewers, Bucks, Badger Football and Basketball & Marquette Basketball, camping, hiking, fishing, cooking, hanging out with my family
Favorite Part of Teaching: Working with and educating children has been a passion of mine for many years. I enjoy the opportunity to find fun and exciting ways to engage children in the joys of learning. To see a child smile and look forward to coming to school is priceless to me. I enjoy watching children grow and become great students and as importantly great people. I also enjoy finding ways to engage the teachers and parents in the collaborative endeavor of effectively educating children. Teaching is truly a team effort that I love. I feel blessed to be in education and to be in a commuity that values all the aspects of a child's development. St. Monica School truly is an amazing place with limitless potential.
"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire."
~William Butler Yeats