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I am looking forward to being a 6-8 science teacher at Erie PK8. Prior to teaching at Erie PK8, I taught 5 years at Prairie View Middle School in Brighton, Colorado as a 6th grade science teacher. Before that, I taught in Greeley also as a science teacher, but in the 7th grade. I found my true passion in teaching as a second career having earned a Natural Sciences B.S. degree at Colorado State University.
I chose to be a teacher because I love working with kids, thrive off their energy and strive to be a positive adult role model in the life of middle schoolers. While science is a passion for me, I really want to instill in others curiosity, wonder, the ability to problem solve and to learn to fail forward.
Outside of school I enjoy family life with my wife, Lori, and two biological children, Cora & Ethan, plus any foster children that may be staying with us. I have enjoyed coaching and playing basketball, football and track for over 20 seasons. Over the years, I have had a large variety of different exotic pets and have fun discussing even the most despised creatures (spiders, scorpions, snakes, etc). Church is also a major part of my and my family's life.