This will be my 18th year teaching within the Upper St. Clair School District. I received my Masters of Arts in Teaching degree from the University of Pittsburgh and my undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Biology from the University of Cincinnati. I am thrilled to be a part of the staff at Eisenhower Elementary and its wonderful tradition of child-centered education.

    Fast Facts:

    : I was born in Pittsburgh, PA, but I grew up in Northeast Ohio.

    : My wife's name is Shannon. Our children include 18-year-old Duncan, 15-year-old Lincoln, and the youngest member of our clan - 11-year-old Violet.
    Favorite Food: I love to have soup or chili on a fall day...or a delicious plate of Pad Thai.

    Favorite Season:
    It is a tie between the beauty and warmth of Spring and the crispness of the Fall. I also enjoy the excitement of a good snowstorm.

    Current Book: The Next Time We Say Paris, by Samuel Hazo

    Hobbies: Genealogy, gardening, reading, writing, and enjoying the passions and pursuits of Duncan, Lincoln, and Violet!

    Teams I Cheer For: Steelers, Penguins, Indians, Pirates, and Elon University.
    Favorite Quote: "A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike. And all plans, safeguards, policing, and coercion are fruitless. We find after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us..." - by John Steinbeck