Degrees and Certifications:
Although it is my first year at Scappoose Middle School, I have been teaching all sorts of science for five years now. I graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in Marine Biology before going back to OSU for a master's degree in Science Education. I've loved science and the outdoors my entire life and I consider myself a major "science geek." I am so excited to be the new STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) teacher at SMS and this year I will be teaching Design and Modeling and Environment and the Community.
When not in school I love spending time with my wife, my family, and my friends. I love being outside, where I enjoy fishing hunting, hiking, camping, and playing sports. I also enjoy reading, watching movies, and cheering on my Beavers. My wife and I also love to travel and we try to do that as much as we can.
I am passionate about science, passionate about education, and I truly love my job. I hope to encourage and inspire all my students to pursue their dreams and find whatever they love and run with it, even if it isn't science. I encourage collaboration and team work and I try my best to create a comfortable classroom experience where all students can get as excited about science as I am.
Please don't hesitate to email or call me if you ever have any questions and concerns.