Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors of Arts History & Psychology from the University of Arizona 2004Master of Education (Secondary) from Northern Arizona University 2007
I am a product of the Deer Valley Unified School District. I attended Sunrise Elementary, Desert Sky Middle School, and in 2000 I obtained my diploma from Deer Valley High School.
After DVHS I attended the University of Arizona (Go Wildcats & Bear Down!) until May 2004 when I earned a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. I earned my Master of Education with emphasis in Secondary Education (7th-12th grades) from Northern Arizona University in May 2007.
I love history, especially American history. I think it is a very fascinating, living, changing, and important field of study and very relevant to our lives. I believe it is very important to investigate history as active participants. Looking at the accounts of history from our current point of view and with the knowledge and hindsight we have gained is vital. However, it is just as important, if not more so, to understand the context of historical accounts. Throughout this course we will put ourselves in history by using feeling and point of view in journals, timelines, reenactments, and discussions. We will also read and create a number of primary and secondary sources.
Outside of School
Although I love teaching, I love other stuff too :0 When I'm not at school I'm probably with my wife Lindsey & son Cyrus worshiping or volunteering with Christ's Church of the Valley. We also love sports - especially football & baseball - so you'd likely find me doing something with those if we weren't at CCV ;)