Professional focus: I teach math, focusing on calculus and algebra during the last several years. I really like working with students who don’t pick up math easily. I am head coach for the VWS golf team and assistant triathlon coach. I have also coached running clinic and track. I have enjoyed mentoring several new teachers at Webb.
Scholarly or professional activities: My family and I spend a fair amount of time in activities at our church, mainly with children’s programs. I teach as an adjunct mathematics professor for Rio Salado College, which is in Tempe, Arizona. I am a distance learning instructor, which involves daily student communication, curriculum development, course management and various other obligations.
Years as an educator: 24 years, including 10 at the Tempe Union High School District and 14 at Webb
Grew up: Originally, Phoenix/Scottsdale in Arizona but also lived in Saudi Arabia as a child
Live on campus: Yes
Favorite spot at Webb: Three-way tie between Chandler Field, the Chapel and the running track
Favorite music or musician: Do I only get to pick one? I like much of the music from the 60s-80s … The Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, The Carpenters, John Denver, Johnny Cash, ABBA. I also like instrumental gospel hymns and classical music.
Favorite book or author: The Bible, but also I also like autobiographies of famous track and field athletes.
Favorite TV show or movie: Seinfeld for TV show … and the original Rocky for movie
Saturday routine:Get up at regular time (6:00), enjoy a cup of coffee/internet browsing, then go for a run for 45 minutes. Run errands or do domestic chores throughout the morning. Do a few things with wife (Michelle) or the kids, help with making dinner or go out to dinner with some good friends that like to always treat us. Sometimes we’ll watch a movie as a family if we’re all home.