My career in education began at Bloomsburg University, where I majored in elementary education and special education with a focus in deaf education. I came on board as a special education math co-teacher at Palisades High School, in Upper Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Soon after, I transitioned to part-time emotional support teacher and special education facilitator. During this time, I began post graduate work at Lehigh University, pursuing educational leadership. I completed my master’s degree in special education and was able to attain my certifications in supervision of special education, the principalship, and supervision of curriculum and instruction. After a few years as a special educator, I transitioned into the role of cyber center facilitator at Palisades High School. I spent some time designing and creating the Keystone Algebra Course that is currently being used by Blended Schools and district throughout the state.
In April 2014, I accepted the position of high school assistant principal at Upper Perkiomen High School in Montgomery County, PA . I am looking forward to expanding learning opportunities for students throughout the school district and high school. I would like to realize an open high school campus in which students actively engage in their interests and passions both in the community and in school. I believe that online and hybrid learning opportunities as well as access to technology can help teachers and students achieve this goal.
I am married to a hunting guide and avid outdoorsman. I have an energetic one year old son who also makes me laugh and keeps me on my toes. Personally, I enjoy cooking, gardening, running, reading and being outdoors. I hope you enjoy my blog, reflections on my personal and professional growth, and beliefs about leadership.