My classroom consists of student lead discussion and debate, use of technology (research and projects), a safe environment, respect for differing views and opinions, and great parental support. I enjoy teaching subjects where students learn by employing the Socratic Method and participating in hands on projects. This will be my fourth year in the Junior High, teaching World Civilizations/Geography, U.S. History and Debate. This will also be my first year working with Student Council. In World Civilizations/Geography, we will study the beginnings of civilizations and go through the Cold War, Civil Rights movement, to the present time. In U.S. History, we will study the beginnings America, from the American Indians, explorers through the Civil War.
Mr. Roberts and I also coach the boy’s basketball teams at Lincoln. It is one of the most satisfying jobs because of the commitment, progress and unity that the boys gain throughout the year. It is my hope that each student that comes into my classroom will develop the same unity and love of learning.
I have the best family in the world. My wife and three daughters keep me very busy. I am a grandfather to three boys. I love to cook (especially Dutch Oven); I enjoy most sports (especially golf) and am an avid BYU fan. My greatest love is traveling. I enjoy seeing new places and revisiting old places. I have been fortunate enough to visit several beautiful countries around the world. Wherever you go, look around and ask questions, it is history.
This summer, I have the opportunity with my wife and daughter to participate in the Hill Cumorah Pageant in New York. We have annual passes to Disneyland where we spend several weeks a year. We have also discovered Disney Cruise Line, a great way to be pampered.
My door is always open, please feel free to visit and discuss your student or any concerns that you might have.