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As a kid growing up in CT, I wanted to grow up to be a superhero. Since I don’t have superpowers, the Force is not strong with me, and my Hogwarts letter did not arrive, I chose to “settle” for being an educator. After graduating from Winthrop University in 2003, I wanted to keep things easy and keep the same mascot, so I went from being an Eagle at Winthrop to being an Eagle at Ebenezer Ave.
I saw a lot of change while at Ebenezer. While here, my personal family grew…..and my hairline shrank. During my tenure as teacher here, I married my wife, Mandy, had a daughter, Harper, and a son, Gibson.
I have been involved in some of the changes at Ebenezer Ave. too. During my professional journey, I taught in the 5th grade classroom, co-taught in 6th grade when we had a 6th grade program, was a teacher in the Inquiry Program, and am now the Lead Teacher for the Inquiry Program.
When I am not in the classroom, my alter ego likes to explore new places with my family, read, learn guitar, barbeque, and plant a garden.
Although my own hero’s journey did not go according to my childhood dreams, I have loved my experiences of empowering learners to discover their own superpowers.