MVA Science Teacher
I am a graduate of Wichita State University with a bachelor's degree in Secondary Education. I will be starting my 15th year as an online teacher and my 20th 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 is 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 vClass rather than be forced to come so I strive to create a fun and enjoyable atmosphere for students.
It is great to be a part of the team we have here at MVA. Many 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 such an extended period provides a great environment for students to learn and prosper.
I love to play golf, spend time with my English Mastiff, Max, and work in my vegetable and flower gardens. My wife and I will celebrate 35 years of marriage this fall. We have 5 sons, and four wonderful grandchildren.