Graduate of Juniata Valley High SchoolBachelor of Science ~ Penn State University- Secondary Education, Earth & Space Science and Environmental ScienceMasters of Education ~ Penn State University- Curriculum & Instruction, emphasis in Science EducationTeaching Certificates ~ Pennsylvania Department of Education- Earth & Space Science (7-12)- Secondary Mathematics (7-12)Reside in Huntingdon County2 daughters in college,- Penn State University ~ Agro-ecological Science- Drexel University ~ Environmental BiologyCourses I've taught at Tyrone:RAMP math (6th grade)Basic Math Skills (7th grade)Pre-Algebra (cyber and HS classroom)Algebra I (cyber and HS classroom)Consumer Math (cyber and HS classroom)Geometry (cyber and HS classroom)Algebra II (cyber and HS classroom)Cyber 7th grade scienceCyber 8th grade scienceCyber Physical ScienceCyber Life ScienceCyber Earth & Space Science
I grew up on a dairy farm in Northern Huntingdon County as the youngest of four boys. I graduated from Juniata Valley High School and attended Penn State, studying Mechanical Engineering. I left college a year prior to graduating to begin a career in hospitality management that encompassed 20 years of my life. I returned to Penn State in 2002 to begin pursuing a career in education. I completed my undergraduate degree in secondary Education with an emphasis in Earth and Space Science and Environmental Science. Upon graduation, and because of my earlier engineering studies, I took and passed both the Earth & Space Science and Secondary Mathematics certification exams. After teaching for a year, I returned to Penn State to pursue Master's degree in Curriculum & Instruction. I was hired by the Tyrone Area School District in the fall of 2008 as a math teacher in both the high school and middle school. A year later, Tyrone opened their cyber academy and I added cyber teaching to my job duties, teaching both math and science. In 2010 I took over as head coach of Tyrone's boys and girls varsity track & field teams. The rest, as they say, is history!