My wife, Cindy, and I had planned to move from the midwest to Colorado for many years. Careers, family, etc. kept us there until 13 years ago when an opportunity presented itself at Littleton Public Schools. I started in Littleton as Principal at Runyon Elementary for 8 years and now am in my 5th year as Principal at Twain. Being part of LPS has been a highlight of my very long career. To serve in such an outstanding district is a privilege and I’m very grateful for the opportunity.
I graduated with my B.A from Miami University (Ohio) and received my M.S.degree from Western Michigan University. I earned my doctorate in Education/Administration at Indiana University. The first part of my career was spent working with special needs students. I moved into administration in 1980 working in various capacities in district central offices and for the last 30 years as an elementary school principal.
Outside of work my interests are: exercising/physical fitness (swimming, weights, walking), collecting art, attending live theater, and spending as much time as I can with our two grandsons.
I’m very pleased to be at Twain and am committed to doing what I can to make this a very welcoming place for all children/families and to help all students succeed in school.
I have the best job in the world! Teaching combines my passions of life-long learning alongside making a difference for others. While it is a difficult job, it is good and meaningful work that I love. My favorite subjects are math, writing, and reading which is likely due to the paths that I chose- I went to CU-Boulder and obtained degrees in English and Political Science, and then completed my Master's in Education with an emphasis on math.
The most challenging professional development that I have done was becoming a Nationally Board Certified Teacher. It was challenging work, but the process of reflecting upon my teaching methods and student work is something that I use daily. I also have my endorsement in Gifted and Talented education.
Outside of work, I have a wonderful (and adorable) daughter named Cameryn; she is also a proud Twain Tiger. I enjoy reading, skiing, practicing yoga, cooking, and simply spending time with Cameryn and our dog, Dunkin.