The 2016-17 school year will be my tenth year of teaching, my ninth year at McDonald. I spent my first year teaching at Chuckey-Doak Middle School. I am a 1996 graduate of West Greene High School and 2005 graduate of Tusculum College. I completed my master's degree in Curriculum & Instruction in 2013 and my Ed.S. in Educational Leadership in 2014, both from Lincoln Memorial University. I have been a CompTIA A+ certified computer technician since 2000. I have been married to Jennifer, who teaches at Mosheim, since July, 2009. My interests include vintage cars (especially Mopar muscle cars and VW Beetles), racing sims, computers, and football.
I teach computers skills in the computer lab, using programs in the Microsoft Office suite, Tux Paint, and web-based activities. I also teach typing using Type to Learn. Many of the activities the students do in the computer lab also pertain to the subjects of Math, Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies.
I am also McDonald School’s Technology Coach. As the school’s Technology Coach I am responsible for providing technical support to all of the teachers and faculty as well as working with teachers to implement technology into their instruction.
As a teacher, my main goal is to make students aware of the technology that is available and help them get the best out of it. Computers and related technology has become part of our lives and our careers, and it is important that students get the skills they need to succeed.
The McDonald Community has always been a special place for me. I am very grateful that I have been given the oppurtunity to educate the future leaders of the community.