About Me

This is my thirty-fifth year working as a Christian educator, and my 15th year at Saint Michael Lutheran School. Fifth grade is my favorite, so I'm lucky to be one of two fifth grade homeroom teachers at St. Michael. I love technology and use it in my classroom every day. Fifth Grade began a netbook program in late 2010 as a pilot program, and since 2011 all our students in fifth through eighth grade have their own netbooks to use every day in school and for homework. We keep in touch with Google email and Google Apps for Education, and I'm able to provide after-school assistance when needed. 

In 2012-2013 we ran a pilot program in our science classes and flipped our lessons throughout the year. I create short lesson videos that teach the concepts of each lesson, and students watch them at home. Students do their traditional Homework at school, so I'm right there to help them. We've used this "blended" approach for the past several years. 

People would be surprised to find me without some sort of computing device in my backpack or pocket. As you can see, I love teaching with technology tools.

I'm also fortunate to have my family nearby. My wife Sue teaches pre-K4 at Saint Michael; my daughter-in-law Lori is Director of Nurturing Ministries at Saint Michael; and my son Tim works in Fort Myers in the field of environmental protection. My two grandsons Andrew and Jacob and my granddaughter Morgan Jo all live just five miles down McGregor from our home and attend Saint Michael as students. It's great to see them every day at school.

God has blessed my family and me. I believe my teaching vocation is an opportunity to be a blessing to others as together we share "our story" and "God's Story" throughout the year.