Meet the teacher...
Good Shepherd and Watertown, Wisconsin, are good places to be. The church community is welcoming, and the school staff is both professional and congenial. We enjoy the opportunities we have to enjoy nature and to spend time with extended family. My family and I are glad to be here.
I am excited be teaching in this blessed place. As a teacher I enjoy developing close relationships with students while exploring God's world through a broad range of subject matter. It is a privilege to do this with the wonderful students who have been placed in my care.
The 2019-2020 school year marks my twenty-third year of teaching. Upon graduating from Concordia University, Seward, Nebraska, I taught third and fourth grade for two years at Zion Lutheran School in Harbor Beach, Michigan. In the three years that followed, I taught fourth grade at Bethlehem Lutheran School in Lakewood, Colorado. The bulk of my teaching career has taken place in Shanghai, China, at Concordia International School Shanghai where I taught art for three years and grades 3 and 4 for eight years.
My childhood was spent in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, where I lived in the same house until it was time to obtain a college education. At Concordia University, Seward, Nebraska, I earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education as well as a bachelor's degree in K-12 art education. This was also where I met my amazing wife Michelle. We married one year after my final year of college.
Our joy has been increased and our lives forever changed as a result of our three children. Our son, Josiah was born in 2004 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. In 2006, Marissa was born in Shanghai, China. Cassie, our youngest, was born in Shanghai in 2010. Michelle and I are very proud parents of our three wonderful children.
Hobbies: Hiking, Biking, Hobby Board Games, Designing Board Games, Reading, Singing, Eating, Painting, Drawing
Food: Ice Cream, Burritos, Muffins, Fish Tacos, Steak, Sichuan Hot Pot, Assorted Vegetables, Cheese
Board Games: Star Wars: X-Wing, Scythe, Burgle Bros, Alien Frontiers, Ticket to Ride-Asia, Belfort, Covert. Tobago
Authors (of adult books): Alistair Reynolds, Terry Pratchett, Jack McDevitt
Genre: Science Fiction
Bible Verses: Romans 8:28; 1 John 3:1