Welcome to Algebra I! I am confident we will have a fun and successful year together here at Heritage.
I taught for Mesa Public Schools for 18 years before transitioning over to Heritage. I started my teaching career at Franklin Northeast teaching sixth, seventh, and eighth grade math from 1997 – 2001. Yes, several teachers here at Heritage were my students. Including Mrs. Baldwin whom I have replaced as the Algebra I teacher. I taught the junior high math program at Franklin Northeast and then moved to Smith Junior High the first year that it opened. There I taught eighth and ninth grade algebra. I returned a year later to Franklin Northeast to teach sixth grade. In 2009-2010, I was asked to embark into a new endeavor to teach math for Franklin Junior High once again. After getting the math program up and running, I resumed teaching 6th grade at Franklin JH. After Franklin, I taught 5the grade for 2 years at Zaharis Elementary.
I have earned a B.S. in elementary education, M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University, and a M.Ed. in Counseling from Ottawa University. I also hold a middle school endorsement (7th – 9th) and have passed the math Arizona Educator Proficiency Assessment.
I was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona. I have been married to my beautiful bride for 23 years (5th grade teacher at Zaharis) and we have four children, two of which are currently enrolled at Zaharis and 2 here at Heritage.
I am excited to start another school year! Yeah! I am thrilled to be part of the Heritage family. I am impressed with how Heritage teachers are able to instill a love of learning and our countries heritage into the hearts and minds of our most precious treasures (our children). The support of the parents always makes a little sacrifice on my part all worthwhile!
Thanks for entrusting your children to us, and I look forward to educating the young minds of our future leaders.