Welcome to 2022 - 2023 school year.  I am so excited to see you and I look forward going through this adventure with you. I have spent the last four years teaching 8th Grade Civics, but my true passion has always been history, so when the opportunity came to jump down to 7th grade and teach it, I took it. I hope my love for history will show in the classroom and the students will learn to love it as well.


For those who may not know much about me, I am a husband to a beautiful wife and I have two kids, my son is a senior this year (gulp!), and my daughter is a sophomore. My family and faith are very important to me and I keep them both at the center of my life. I love to coach, read books, watch a good movie, play games, and smile as often as I can.


I have been teaching middle school for 16 years, my first 9 years was in Floyd County. I attended Radford University where I earned my Bachelor's degree in Social Studies with a teaching option, and I earned a Masters Degree in American History from American Military University. My philosophy for teaching contains three parts; first, it's all about relationships; second, student engagement is necessary for learning; and third, smiling makes all the difference.


Let's have a fantastic year together!!