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EDUCATION:

Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Illinois College in 1997

Masters in Educational Administration from Grand Canyon University in 2010

Education Specialist (Superintendent) from Arkansas State University expected

Completion in summer of 2020


EXPERIENCE:

DeKalb MS/HS- 2019 - Principal

West Platte High School 2013-2019 - American History and U.S. Government, Head Baseball and Assistant Football Coach

K-12 Summer School Administrator

Warrensburg-Latham High School 2011-2013 - MS Social Studies teacher & Head Football Coach

Sherwood Cass R-8 High School 2006-2011 - American History & U.S. Government, Head Football & Head Baseball Coach


BIOGRAPHY:

Upon graduating college, I taught four years in Illinois parochial schools. In 2003, my grandfather passed away and I left teaching to work for the family business. I missed teaching and coaching and was offered a job in Western Mo. My wife, Jen, our two then young sons, Ty and Logan, and I made the move to Missouri. Jen and I have both taught in Missouri schools since 2006. We currently live just a few miles south and east of DeKalb. I am looking forward to meeting the students, the staff, and the community. I grew up in Winchester, IL, which is a small rural town that valued and respected community involvement, hard work, pride, tradition, and high expectations from the school system, just like the DeKalb community. When I am not at school, I try to enjoy country life on our UTV, hunt, make home-made maple syrup, and socialize with neighbors that pop-in. I am excited to be joining the “Tiger Community” and look forward to contributing to the continued success of the school district.