I grew up in Englewood, Colorado, and played three sports at Cherry Creek High School in Greenwood Village. Graduating in 2000, I attended several universities and played baseball in college, finally settling down to earn a B.A. and M.A. at Colorado State University. Rocky has been my home since 2008. I teach Language Arts and am the Language Arts department leader.
My wife and I live outside of Fort Collins, and you will find me running, playing golf, reading and trying to fix things around the house when I'm not teaching or grading essays:)
Bachelor of Arts, CSU, 2004: Liberal Arts Major, English Minor, Social Sciences Concentration
Master of Arts, CSU, 2008: English Education
CSU Graduate College Composition Instructor, 2006-2008
RMHS Teacher, 2008-Present
9th: Lobo 101
10th: World Literature and Composition, Pre-AP World Literature and Composition
11th: U.S. Literature and Humanities/Composition, AP Language and Composition
12th: College Preparatory Composition
Modern Literary Perspectives
Media Analysis and Composition
British Literature and Composition
My Lobo Way:
Rocky is the best because school is challenging here and we don’t accept anything less than all of our best.
Rocky is the best because we are family.
Treat all people with politeness and respect.
Clean up after myself.
Have pride in the way I treat myself and others
This is a place of learning and growing.
Don’t make excuses. Ever. Failure is good:
A. admit it
B. learn from it
C. Move on
Learning is new. Learning builds confidence. Experiencing what’s new with confidence is fun. Thus, learning is fun.
Nothing is going to bring me down. I choose to be positive (consider the alternative).
I am not alone in this building.
I don’t care nearly as much about students' "school intelligence" as I do their emotional and cumulative intelligence.
Reading and Writing
"What you would seem to be, be really." --Ben Franklin