MVA Science Teacher
I am a graduate of Withita State University with a bachelor's degree in Secondary Education. I will be starting my 7th year as an online teacher and my 13th year as a teacher overall. I teach the physical sciences like chemistry, physics, etc.
I love teaching online. I find that our students are as diverse as any school in Kansas and have so many interesting backgrounds. Getting to know students and their stories are one of the best parts of being a teacher at MVA. I absolutely want to have fun while teaching. I want students to want to come to class rather than be forced to come, so I strive to make a fun and enjoyable atmosphere for students.
It is great to be a part of the team we have here at MVA. All of our core teachers started at our school before I did! We were one of the first virtual schools in the state of Kansas. To have the same core teachers working together for that period of time makes working at MVA so much better and provides a great environment for students to learn and prosper.
I love to play golf, spend time with my English Mastiff, Duke and work in my yard. My wife and I will celebrate 27 years of marriage this fall. We have 4 birth children (all boys) and one adoptive son, one adoptive cat, and another dog that just causes problems all the time.
I look forward to "seeing" familiar students and getting to know new students as we start our first year as Manhattan Virtual Academy!