Teacher Bio

 

I was born in Ogdensburg, NY in 1977.  I spent the first 12 years of my life living in the village of Lisbon, attending Lisbon Central School.  I finished my school years out at Madrid-Waddington and graduated in 1995.  While in high school, I participated in soccer, basketball, and baseball.

After high-school, I was accepted at St. Lawrence University.  I started my schooling focused on a chemistry degree.  I soon realized that I was not cut out for science.  I made the jump to Political Science and finished my four years with a Bachelor's Degree in Government.

In 1999, I moved from place to place looking for the right opportunity to pop up.  I soon realized that they don't jump out at you.  I was considering applying to Law School and had taken all the necessary testing, but an event altered my future.  I was visiting my mother over Christmas and had been asked to substitute in an elementary classroom.  I soon realized that I enjoyed working with children.

In the summer of 2000, I applied and was accepted at Potsdam State.  I spent the next year taking classes and student teaching in various schools.  In May 2001, I received a Master's of Science in Teaching degree.  The very first school I applied to happened to be Salmon River and the rest is history.

I am now in my eighth year of teaching at the third grade level.  I have educated children in inclusion classrooms, as well as regular education.  Over the years, our grade level has received hours of professional development to further our knowledge of teaching.  After school, you'll find me coaching soccer and baseball at various levels.

Outside of school I am a husband, and father of two very healthy young girls.    I also have an amazing Labrador Retriever named Brody.  In my free time I enjoy hunting, fishing and wood-working. 

 

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