Why did you decide to become a teacher?
My interest in teaching stemmed from my mother, a retired Hamilton Township music teacher, and a few of my former Pennington teachers. Their love for their content and for inspiring others sparked my interest in doing the same.
Who was your mentor growing up?
I had quite a few amazing educators at Pennington that shared their passion for English, History, and Drama. Collectively, they inspired me to become an educator and instill in my students the same love of learning.
What's your teaching philosophy?
I feel closely tied to the values of Pennington, and my teaching philosophy represents my years as a student and faculty member. I love making students laugh, learn, and become stronger in their own independent way. I like opening up avenues of new exploration on content they may think they already know. I love linking student's passions or interests with topics we are learning in class.
Cereal. Bowls and bowls of cereal.
Comedy: Dumb and Dumber or A Goofy Movie.
Favorite thing to do in the summer time?
I love spending time outdoors with my wife and dog: hiking, mountain biking, running, traveling, and surfing.