What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches.” 

― Karl A. Menninger

Quality education goes way beyond the curriculum presented in a classroom. Knowing a concept or having a skill is certainly important, but knowing how to apply them is even more important. As such, I try to prepare my students for life, not just the assessments throughout the term. I believe in an holistic approach to education. Students need to be versatile, adaptive and multi-talented to make the most of the world today. It is that belief in diversity that has allowed me to teach so many different subjects. 

My career as an educator has spanned nearly 13 years! In that time, I have taught an incredible number of students and subjects that included:

  • High School Math
  • MYP Design
  • MYP Visual Arts
  • Computer Graphic Arts
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Music - Percussion
  • Business and Technology
 I first began offering private  percussion  lessons in HS. While in college, I began working for Tulsa Public Schools as a part time Assistant Band Director. At SCIS, I helped grow the percussion program from a single middle school class to a five year, four level program.

I first began offering private percussion lessons in HS. While in college, I began working for Tulsa Public Schools as a part time Assistant Band Director. At SCIS, I helped grow the percussion program from a single middle school class to a five year, four level program.

  Desktop Publishing  is not just a technical computer skill, it's also an art. I have taught middle and high school students the ins and outs of desktop publishing for roughly eight years. It is a rewarding subject that bridges to so many more!

Desktop Publishing is not just a technical computer skill, it's also an art. I have taught middle and high school students the ins and outs of desktop publishing for roughly eight years. It is a rewarding subject that bridges to so many more!

 My students often take  multimedia  for granted, but I'm amazed at all the impressive things they can so easily create. From 3D models in Google SketchUp to videos in iMovie, the universe of possibilities is ever expanding in our highly centric digital world!

My students often take multimedia for granted, but I'm amazed at all the impressive things they can so easily create. From 3D models in Google SketchUp to videos in iMovie, the universe of possibilities is ever expanding in our highly centric digital world!

  Graphic Arts  is certainly one of my favorite subjects to teach. We can explore so many things such as the MYP Design Cycle, technical skills and software like the Adobe suite, and of course a never ending array of visual art concepts.

Graphic Arts is certainly one of my favorite subjects to teach. We can explore so many things such as the MYP Design Cycle, technical skills and software like the Adobe suite, and of course a never ending array of visual art concepts.