I spent most of my teenage years growing up in Rice, Washington, and I am a 1985 graduate of Kettle Falls High School. I served in the United States Marine Corps for seven years and am a veteran of the Persian Gulf War. I have been married for 27 years and have two children, one is a grad student at WSU and the other will be a KFHS freshman next year. I find landscaping and maintaining flower gardens relaxing and enjoyable, but I especially enjoy the excitement of those “light bulb” moments when students say, “Oh, I get it!”, and then prove it.
Phone: 738-6625 x423
I believe that what we know can always be taken to a deeper level of understanding, leading to a broader scope of applications; every new understanding leads to new pieces of knowledge which in turn lead to new opportunities for deeper understandings...and so on. I expect students to come prepared to think and to learn as a learning community. I know that students succeed in my classroom when they are able to credibly demonstrate and effectively explain what they understand to others. One of my favorite things to do in a classroom is to teach using a really bad Scottish-Irish-British-Australian accent! (No one really knows for sure which it is…but my students and I have fun with it while we are all learning…yes, I said ‘we.’)