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In my career, I’m most proud of my work with the Orono Middle School staff to design and schedule the new middle school, which employs the “house” concept. I’m also the proud father of two Orono graduates.
My current passions are camping and fishing the BWCA. I like to ‘rough it’ while camping which means tents, sleeping bags and cooking over fires! I also enjoy watching sports (especially baseball), reading about Civil War personalities, and laughing as much as I can. My favorite quote is: “A student ought to be able to look around and find a teacher in his or her corner.
Masters of Education in Educational Administration and Education Specialist degree, University of Idaho
Bachelors degree in History, Washington State University
Principal, Orono High School
Principal, Orono Middle School
Associate Principal, Orono Middle School
Principal, Jenifer Junior High School, Lewiston, Idaho
Teacher, Coach, Athletic Director at Jenifer Junior High School, Lewiston, Idaho
Growing up in Minneapolis with summers spent at our Green Lake cabin gave me a genuine appreciation for all things we enjoy as Minnesotans. And, with great teachers serving as great role models along the way, I always knew that I’d like to teach someday.
As an administrator, I’ve had the opportunity to work in several outstanding districts here in Minnesota, and also in the state of Virginia where I was the principal of a large high school ranked as one of the top 100 in the nation. While there, I was invited to participate in the Secretary of Education’s forum for national high school reform initiatives. It was a tremendous experience, and I learned a lot.
A favorite quote that became a motto for many of our OHS student leaders is from Margaret Meade:
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has”.
Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, Education Administration, University of Minnesota
Bachelors Degree in Education, University of Minnesota
Associate Principal, Orono High School
Teacher, Chisago Lakes High School