A little bit about me...
I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA and am a graduate of Bethel Park High School. After graduation, I attended Millersville University of Pennsylvania and graduated with a B.S. in Meteorology. Right out of college, I worked for several years as a Staff Meteorologist and Account Manager for Weather Services Corporation in Lexington, MA. I also hold a Secondary Education Certification from Millersville University of Pennsylvania and am fully licensed to teach Earth Science in Virginia.
In 2007, I earned a Master's in Education Administration from Shenandoah University and am a licensed administrator in Virginia. This is my 11th year of teaching, and for the past 8 years I was the Science Department Chairman for Heritage High School. I recently stepped down from that position to accept a part-time GIS Lead Teacher position, working to help grow the Geospatial Technology education in Loudoun County Public Schools.
I have high expectations for my students, who are primarily 9th grade Honors students. My goal each year is to not only teach the students Earth Science, but to also get them prepared for what lies ahead in science, in high school, and in life in general. I am passionate about topics in Earth Science and hope that students will find my class exciting and fun. I like to use a lot of technology and provide the students with as many hands-on experiences as possible.
Outside of the classroom, I love sports, including baseball, football and golf. I am an advid St. Louis Cardinal, Pittsburgh Steeler and Pittsburgh Penguin fan. Why not the Pittsburgh Pirates? It's a long story...a lot of history involved there.
Most important to me, though is my family. My wife, Megan, is also an employee in the LCPS system. We have a 8-year-old daughter (Hannah) and 5-year-old twin boy and girl (Aiden and Aubrey).