School: Hudson High School
School System: Hudson Community Schools
Subject and Grade Level: Math and Physics Teacher
Education: University of Northern Iowa, Teaching Certification in Math and Physics, 2003 – 2005; Iowa State University, M.S. in Physics, 1993 – 1997 & Hastings College, B.A. in Math and Physics, 1989 – 1993
Hobbies: Board games, cycling, crosswords, seeing live music
Family Members: Wife-Sandy, Children-Emma, Olivia, and Ian
How long have you been teaching: 9 years
The Thing You Like Most About Teaching: Building relationships with so many great students!
The Thing You Find Most Challenging About Teaching: Finding time in the day to develop all the new things I want to try.
Best Tip for New Teachers: Relax, learn from your mistakes & try new things.
Best Tip for Career Teachers: . Push yourself, learn from your mistakes, & try new things
Favorite Piece of Advice for Students: Try new things, even if you think you might fail at them
What Being a Gold Star Teacher Means to You: Honored to be chosen, and reminded that the honor belong to the staff and students I work with everyday.