WELCOME to My Classroom...where Math is "SUM" fun!
A native of Southeast Texas, I “migrated” to Wichita, Kansas in the fall of 1989 to finish my undergraduate studies in Communication at Wichita State University. I graduated in December 1991 and decided to stay in Kansas as opposed to moving back to small-town, Texas. I met my wife, Lori in Wichita and we were married in May 1993. I worked in the Radio / Television Industry for 5 years before deciding to pursue ministry opportunities and further my education. I accepted my first staff position at a local church as Youth Minister in 1993 and began formal training at Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas via the extension campus in Shawnee, Oklahoma. After completing Graduate School with a degree in Religious Education, I continued to work on church staff and even went back into communications working bi-vocationally. In August 1998 I accepted a position in the Haysville School District at the Alternative High School where I began teaching Mathematics and going back to Graduate School at WSU to pursue a degree in public education. In 2002, I graduated again with my second Master’s Degree in Education / Curriculum & Instruction with an emphasis in mathematics. I transferred to the Goddard School District in 2006 from Haysville and taught math at Goddard High School until I was relocated to Eisenhower High School in the fall of 2012.
My wife Lori (who is also a math teacher and currently serves as a Staff Developer / Data Leader / Assessment Coordinator in Wichita at Hadley Middle School) and I have two kids: Kyler who turned 13 on March 17, and Kalee who turned 10 on June 8. They attend school in Wichita--Kyler at Hadley Middle School (with his mom) and Kalee at Enders Open Magnet. During the summer months, we enjoy spending time together as a family and try to get away for a vacation…since we teach, our summers are pretty “open”. In Fact, this past Summer Kyler and I traveled to Juarez, Mexico to build a home with Casas por Christo and the entire family traveled to Chicago to see the “big” city and visit some of the museums—it was a great trip!