Course Taught: Science
Room Number: B111
I was born in Illinois where I lived until December of 2014. I attended Carthage College, a small
private school in Kenosha, Wisconsin. I obtained my Bachelors in Arts from Carthage while playing
four years of softball. After college I began my career in law enforcement as a dispatcher for a town in Illinois. After a year of dispatching I was hired as a police officer for a town right outside of Chicago.
In the seven and half years I was employed as a police officer I served as a Homicide detective,
a financial crimes detective, a firearms instructor, a OC instruction, a rifle instructor, a ballistic shield instructor, a TASER instructor, a MEGGITT instructor, a Simunitions Instructor, a Field Training Officer,
and an Evidence Technician. For the last two years of my career I ran the scenario based training
program at the department. In my time as an officer I was awarded a “Top Cop” award in 2011 and 2014.
Though I had much success as a police officer, I decided to obtain a Master’s in Education from
the University of Phoenix online as I worked full time as a police officer. I left the police department
in December of 2014 to being my student teaching with Poston Butte High school in the Biology Department
in January of 2015. At my completion I was fortunate enough to be hired for the 2015-2016 school year and tasked with starting the Biotechnology STEM program. Becoming a teacher has been the best decision of
my life and I am very happy with the choice I made moving to Arizona to become a teacher.
With my background in police work and being a former evidence technician it was a no brainer to take
on the sponsorship for the Forensics Club. You can also find me on the softball field serving as
an assistant varsity softball coach.