I was born and raised in Rochester. After I graduated from Mayo High School, I attended the University of Minnesota-Duluth and graduated with my B.A.A in Secondary Education, with my emphasize in Social Studies. In 2008 I moved to Missouri with my finance . I spent the next several years working at Glendale High School, in Springfield, MO. I taught 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grades. I have taught nearly every subject they offered (US History, World History, Government, Psychology, Economics, and Holocaust).
For the last several years, I helped create the QUEST@GHS program that used Project Based Learning as the main learning model. In Quest I taught combined classes; American Studies (English I and US History), World of Thought (World History and Humanities), and Political Studies (Government and Economics). Along with classroom teaching, I was also one of Springfield Public Schools online teachers for several years. I mainly taught Government online, but also taught Psychology.
On a more personal note. I have been married to my best friend, Brooke since 2008. She just finished her Nurse Practitioners program and is getting set up to take her boards and become a certified Nurse Practitioner, after being a RN for the last 12 years. We have 2 children, Benjamin and Madelynn (twins) who are 6 years old. And a nearly 3 year old German Shepard Dog named Ragnar.
I am excited to be back in Southeast Minnesota, close to family and friends. Since the day I accepted the position here at Kasson-Mantorville, I have felt #KoMetPride from everyone I have met and cannot wait to continue the #KoMetExcellence that has been created here.