Degrees and Certifications:
I am very excited to be here in Valdez. This will be my 15th year as a special educator! I came to this great state in 1993 as a member of the US Air Force. Using the GI Bill and Illinois Veterans Grant, I earned a degree in Special Education with an emphasis on Specific Learning Disabilities. With the exception of gifted and talented, I have taught in all areas of special education, at all age levels from toddlers to adults. I love to bike, hike, kayak, hunt and fish. I am also a sports nut! I love playing, coaching, officiating & soon I am taking a giant leap broadcasting for Valdez Bucs Football! My favorite past time is fishing with a cane pole, listening to Bob Uecker call play by play for the Milwaukee Brewers-it has been a part of my life since childhood! I am pleased to be here and I promise to bring a 'can & will do' attitude to HHES & the community!