Hi PRA community, I am looking forward to starting my first year of teaching fourth grade in 2018! Prior to teaching I spent twelve years in sales, most recently software sales. Making the decision to start a new career in teaching was heavily driven by the desire to make a positive impact in my community and be a part of the development and growth of our next generation. My son started Pre-Kindergarten two years ago and witnessing the impact his learning community and teachers had in his development solidified my desire to become a part of the teaching community. Last year, I received my elementary education teaching license while student teaching sixth grade at Alexander Dawson School in Lafayette. I am currently pursuing my Master's Degree in Education and Human Development through the University of Colorado; I hope to graduate at the end of next summer!
In my free time I love spending time with my wife and six year old son, Jacoby, as well as our newest addition, Rivers, a Rhodesian Ridgeback/Great Pyreness puppy mix. Some of our favorite things to do are camping, hiking, bike riding, enjoying good food, and cheering on our Colorado teams. We have lived in Erie, CO for the last eleven years and are looking forward to many more.