I am from Milan, south of Ann Arbor, MI, having graduated in 1989. I have a wonderful wife, also a teacher. My daughter is 25, son is 19, and granddaughter is 3. I currently live in Dowagiac, but my family has been in this area for many generations.
For college, I have credits from 11 colleges and universities between a dramatic change in career from engineering to teaching, as well as continuing education credits. I have a BS in civil engineering from Michigan Technological University, an MS in civil engineering from Wayne State University, and a teaching certificate from Saginaw Valley State University. I worked as an engineer for 10 years before switching to teaching, which I have done for 15 years now.
This year I am teaching math, but in the past I have taught every math level as well as nearly every science. I have also coached, advised, or mentored many activities such as robotics, track, cross-country, swimming, concessions, classes, environmental club, and drama.