7th Grade Homeroom / MS Science Teacher
I came to the position of 7th grade homeroom teacher at Catholic East with almost 11 years of experience in the education sector, but joined Catholic East as a middle school teacher in early 2022. I began as an Early Childhood Educator in 2011, working with 2-3-year-olds and school-age students. After many years of working directly with young children while completing my undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, I transitioned into a management role in the Early Childhood Education Industry.
I served five years as the Chief Operating Officer for Discovery Days and Kids Connection Child Care Centers, a family-owned child care institution providing quality early care to approximately 600 children daily across nine locations, benefitting children from 6 weeks to 12 years of age. In this role, I worked to enhance educational programming, build lasting relationships with children and parents, and oversee all center operations.
As your child’s educator, I work diligently to craft a classroom environment that is conducive to learning. At the core of our classroom culture will be respect: respect for each other and for ourselves. A collaborative environment will be fostered, and students will have the opportunity to grow intellectually, emotionally, as well as spiritually.
On a personal note, I am married to my wife, Hannah, and we have a one-year-old daughter named Emerson. We are devoted Milwaukee Brewers fans, enjoy traveling, camping, reading, and spending time with family and friends every chance we get.