In the spring of 1996, I graduated from Rutgers University Camden with bachelor’s degree in English. From there, I entered into the Master of Science in Teaching program at Rowan University. My area of concentration was secondary English education. After a fifteen-month full-time program of study, I received my master’s degree and began teaching in the fall of 1997 at Phifer Middle School, Pennsauken, NJ. After four years at Phifer, I joined the family at Northern Burlington. I have been a teacher at Northern since 2001.
I began teaching 8th grade reading at the middle school in 2001. I taught reading through 2006-2007. In the fall of 2007, I volunteered to teach 7th grade writing. After four years, I answered the call to move to 9th grade English and have been teaching English I since the fall of 2011.
I treat my students with the mind and heart of a lifelong student, father, and teacher. I believe wholeheartedly in treating others as I would like to be treated, so my advocacy for students comes from a charitable well of kindness and patience, the same charity from which my favorite teachers and mentors have treated me. I practice fairness and treating others with respect, no matter the situation.
I currently advise middle school chess club and serve on a few faculty committees, and in past years I have worked with middle school athletics and other high school clubs. What makes me tick and my heart glow, however, is being a loving husband to my wife, Dana, and devoted father to my four kids — Wesley, Andy, Lily, and Luke.
The best way to contact me for questions or extra help is via email, at firstname.lastname@example.org.