A little bit about me...GO BLUE!

After high school I went on to attend the University of Detroit Mercy on a track and field scholarship and a business management career path. Once I graduated, I started an eight year career in manufacturing. I spent four years as a supervisor on an engine assembly line, then moved on to be a project coordinator with the maintenance staff. My favorite thing about my new job was the computer training class that I taught the entire maintenance staff. It got me thinking that it might be time for a career change.

In September of 2004, I quit my job and started attending Madonna University as a full time student. In 2006, I graduated with a language arts major and an elementary school minor. I completed my student teaching in the fourth grade level at Roosevelt Elementary School in Livonia. I have spent a lot of time teaching in the third, fourth, sixth, seventh, and eighth grades. In 2011, I completed my master's degree with a focus on learning disabilities.

During my time as Webster Elementary School's School Improvement Chairperson, I started to get more and more exited about the things that I could do to help the entire the school. I went back to school one more time and completed a K-12 Administrators program at Eastern Michigan University. In October of 2013, I was extremely happy to be named the newest principal of Coolidge Elementary School and to continue my career in education with Livonia Public Schools. 

My wife was a long distance runner on our track team in college, and we have been happily married for almost 17 years. We have two wonderful boys who are ten and eight years old. Rece will be in fourth grade and Brody will be in third. We try to stay active, and spend time riding our bikes, camping, and hiking through trails.