A wealth of public school experience
Trine University - Franks School of Education
B.S., Taylor University; M.Ed., Indiana Wesleyan University
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Before transitioning to Trine University, I taught 19 years in the Fremont School Corporation system, including four years of middle school English and 15 years of high school English. During my high school time, I taught everything from English 9 to Comp I and Comp II Dual Enrollment.
While working in the public school community, I was fortunate to work with students in many extra-curricular capacities. I am entering year 23 as a high school baseball coach and my ninth year as a high school and middle school basketball coach. Additionally, I coached middle school football for seven years, led the middle school Spell Bowl team and Academic Super Bowl team for four years, sponsored the sophomore class for six years, and even produced the middle school yearbook one ill-fated year.
Relying heavily on this experience, I bring a practical hands-on approach to the college experience — a pragmatic, relational approach that encourages reflection and steady growth. Getting the opportunity to work with future teachers from Freshman Seminar through student teaching is incredibly rewarding.
My wife is also a teacher, working with grades 3 through 8 for the past 14 years, the first 12 in Angola and the past two in Fremont. We have a son who is a sophomore in high school and a seventh-grade daughter who have both influenced our emphasis on student-centered education.