Currently Teaching: Calculus Level 1 and Physics
Total Years Taught: 17
Other places taught besides SBHS: Black River Public School – Holland, MI
Years at SBHS: 10th year
Professional accolades received as a high school math teacher: St. Michael’s College Unsung Hero Award
Other jobs besides teaching math at SBHS: House Painter, Ferry Boat Captain, Bike Mechanic
Other formal roles (besides math teacher) taken on at SBHS: Soccer coach, snowboard team coach
Why did you decide to become a high school math teacher? Math is pretty much the coolest thing ever, so how could I not?
If you had to sum up your philosophy on teaching and learning math in a few sentences, what would you say? If I can make math less scary, it is easier for students to engage and understand, which makes math more fun and more interesting for them.
What is something interesting that people may not know about you? I make a mean Key Lime Pie.
What were you like in high school? Huge nerd
What interests do you pursue outside of your professional life? Biking, kayaking, snowboarding, Sci-Fi/Fantasy