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Subjects Taught
Exceptional Education

Education


I attended the University of North Dakota, earning my Bachelors of Science degree in Elementary Education and my Masters of Education degree in Special Education.

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                                                                                       GO SIOUX!!!



Experience

I am beginning my 16th year of teaching, all which have been in Special Education.  I have had the opportunity to work with students with Learning Disabilities, Intellectual Disabilities, Emotional Disturbances, Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, and Traumatic Brain Injury.  I am devoted to students with disabilities and to this day, do not feel like I could ever teach anything else other than Special Education.



Bio

I am originally from the Dakota's (born in North Dakota, raised in South Dakota, and early adulthood in North Dakota).  Following high school, I spent 6 years serving in the United States Navy.  Below are two of the vessels I served on in that time.

USS Chicago  Chicago Logo

 

 

USS Salt Lake City  Salt Lake City Logo

 

Following my time in the military, I completed college back in North Dakota.  I moved to Tennessee in 2005 and have been working for the Marion County School District since that time.  My classroom was moved to WMS in November 2011.  We look forward to another exciting school year with the students and staff at WMS.  At home, my wife Mandy and I have 3 beautiful children:  Clayton (13), Elly (11) and MJ (6).