4th Grade Teacher
Phone: 920-485-4423 ext. 359
Educational Background: I attended Marquette University and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education and Social Studies with a minor in psychology. In 2008, I earned a Master of Science degree in Natural Resources, K-12 Environmental Education from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
Teaching Background: I have been a professional educator since 1999. If you count the years of me educating my younger brother and two sisters, I've also been a "big brother educator" since 1975, the year my brother was born. Van Brunt has been my school since 2006! I began at Van Brunt teaching fourth grade. Then, I taught first grade for awhile and moved to third. I am excited to be in a fourth grade classroom!
Teaching Philosophy: I look at teaching as an incredible opportunity to be a positive role model in my students' lives. I embrace the large responsiblity to help each child on their journey to realize his/her academic and personal potential.
Family: Family is extremely important to me. We spend a lot of time together playing and working. Parenting is an enormous and difficult responsibility. I feel blessed to be married to my wife Lori - a great teammate - since 1999. We have two boys: Benn and Adam. I was born and raised in Milwaukee. Lori and I lived in Nevada for six years and have since settled in the Mayville area.
What I enjoy most about teaching: I enjoy the challenge of creating interesting learning opportunities for each child. Then, it's nice to watch students enjoy their time at school. As many may know about me, I also value the chance to share my love of the natural world with kids. Teaching lets me do that, and that's great!
*Things to do on my webpage: There are a couple links to some reading websites - Raz Kids and Tumblebooks Jr. Click reading links to find those. If there's ever a problem with these, please let me know.
**Earth Explorers Club: Please check the school website for updates on this EXCELLENT club.