2016-2017 School Year
Before obtaining my position here as a Trojan, I also worked as an Elk (Avon, MT) and a Cougar (Cardwell, MT), teaching all subjects as a seventh and eighth grade classroom teacher. This will be my Twelfth year as a professional educator. I started my certified training at The University of Montana Western, where I majored in Elementary Education. I graduated from there in 2005. After graduating from Dillon, I worked in Avon, MT for three years. In Avon my wife and I shared the role of supervising teacher. This experience helped lead me into the administration field. I truly enjoyed the district and staff who worked with me as well as the relationships I built with the families of that area.
In my fourth year of teaching, I moved to Whitehall, and acquired a job teaching in Cardwell. I thoroughly enjoyed this district as well. I taught in Cardwell for four years, and it was during this time that I decided I would go back to school and enroll in a masters program. It just so happened that Montana State University was starting up a rural educational cohort as a pilot program through its educational leadership department. I joined the group, and after three long years of studying, earned my degree and certification as an administrator.