I am a blessed member of a family of four. My wife, Kim, is a 5th grade teacher at Lincoln Elementary. Madden, the Packer's fan, will soon be seven years old and is a first grader at Lincoln K-8 School. Easton (go Vikings!) just turned five. When I am not working with the best students in town at Folwell, there is a good chance that I am loving it up at home with my awesome family!
Outside of teaching and spending time with family, I have many interests and hobbies. I absolutely love sports. Over the past several years I have played basketball, volleyball, flag football, kickball, softball, and even on a vintage base ball team, the Olmsted Roosters!
In addition to playing sports, I enjoy watching them as well. I am a fan of the Vikings, Twins, Timberwolves, Wild, and Gophers. I watch these teams on TV, but enjoy attending games in person even more.
I have not always been a fifth grade teacher, nor will I always be one. I started my career in the Graduate Induction program. I was a teacher at Jefferson Elementary during the 2003/04 school year and earned a master's degree by attending night and summer classes. I moved to Folwell the next year and taught 3rd grade for five years. I transferred up to 5th grade for the 2009/10 school year and have been loving teaching 5th grade ever since! I finished my principal's license in the spring of 2016, but plan to spend the foreseeable future teaching here at Folwell!
I spend my summers teaching photography classes at Quarry Hill.
I take on many other responsibilities at Folwell in addition to teaching fifth grade. Here are just a few!
- Proud member of the Freezin' Falcons Polar Plunge team (see picture)!
- Curator of the school blog @ www.folwell.info
- School patrol co-captain w/ Mrs. Nelson
- Spirit award assembly presenter
- Paper plates and plastic cups provider for all staff potlucks