I am very excited to be teaching at Hastings Middle School. The 2017-2018 school year marks my 10th year teaching. I believe my previous experiences have helped me ensure the learners of Hastings Middle School achieve a high level of understanding in Language Arts and become life-long readers and learners.
I grew up in Northfield, Minnesota where I graduated high school in 2004 and participated in many activities/sports (cross-country, basketball, baseball, bands, and academic clubs).
I earned my undergraduate degree from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN in 2008 and my Master's Degree in Teaching and Learning from St. Mary's University in 2010.
I come from a family of amazing teachers. My mother taught 3rd grade for 30+ years in Northfield, MN and my sister teaches 8th grade Earth science at Chaska’s Pioneer Ridge Middle School .
My wife and I live in Hastings with our two amazing sons, Kyler, born in September 2014, and Bowen born August 2016; we also have two cats (Bogey and Luna) and two dogs (Harley and Salah). We are both very excited to be a part of the Hastings Middle School family.
I am a huge Minnesota Vikings Fan and all other Minnesota Sports!