•      I was born and raised in Sacramento to a family of educators.  I graduated from Sonoma State University in 1996 with a History degree and a minor in American Multicultural Studies and then returned home to Sacramento where I spent 3 years as a law clerk before deciding that I wanted to be a teacher despite my mother's insistence that it does not pay enough.  I have been teaching since 2001 in the San Juan School District and have been teaching at Sierra Oaks since 2004.  When I first came to Sierra Oaks I was teaching 5th grade, which was a K-5 school at the time, with our very own Ms. B.  When San Juan decided to grow Sierra Oaks into a K-8, I moved up to the sixth grade to help anchor the program.  It was during this time that I also completed my Master's in Education with an emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction at CSUS.  My Master's thesis was written on the benefits of the K-8 program. 
         My wife, Faith, who I was lucky enough to marry in 2006, is also a teacher at the high school level in the Folsom/Cordova school district.  We have two children, Pemberton, who is now 5, and Asher, who is 3.  In my spare time, I enjoy reading whatever I can get my hands on whether it is books, periodicals, or online sources, travelling, having been to Europe three times, Mexico, and several states in between, running, which I do 4 times a week, sometimes training for half marathons, sometimes not, listening to all types of music, and most importantly, spending time with friends and family.  I look forward to another great year!
Last Modified on August 25, 2016