About Me

After graduating from Olin College of Engineering near Boston, I transitioned to Winona State University as a graduate student in the Teacher Collaborative Program to earn my math teaching licensure.  I was placed for a full year as an intern teacher in 2011-12 at Byron High School in Byron, MN, an awesome public school of about 550 students in a community of about 5000 outside of Rochester, MN.  Since then, I was hired full time to continue teaching and growing in Byron with a great group of students and a PLC team that never stops learning and improving.  My course-load has included Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Statistics, and Independent-Paced Math using ALEKS software.  I am passionate about changing math education to focus on the essential understandings that will persist into future math courses and life applications, make math immediately and long-term relevant to students, and developing the mindset required to succeed long-term as a math learner.

I live in Rochester, Minnesota with my wife Kirsten, daughter Josie, and dog Kaia.  I also coach our high school FIRST Robotics Competition team (4859) with the help of a great group of volunteers.

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