After obtaining my BA, I worked with foster children in New York City. Although I enjoyed working with children in the "Big Apple", I realized my true calling was to become a teacher. I returned to school where I earned my teaching certificate and later my MA in Early Education. This will be my 15th year teaching fourth grade and my tenth here at Peter G. Schmidt. Outside of being a husband and raising my two young children, Jack and Kaya, teaching is the most rewarding experience in my life. I feel very fortunate teaching fourth grade with such a wonderful team of teachers!