Hello students and parents! Welcome to 3rd grade! This is my 11th year teaching at Orchard Grove Elementary in 3rd grade, but 14th year teaching. I have previously taught 3rd gradei n Robeson County ,North Carolina for 3 years. While in North Carolina I obtained my master's degree in reading. I share my love of books with my students and inspire them to choose a genre of literature and to explore it independently. I am very excited about the school year and getting a chance to share learning experiences with your son/daughter, and make this year the most memorable one for them. I am here to help students reach thier goals and unlock their fullest potential. Being native to Pennsylvania, I am an avid outdoorsman spending time in nature hunting, fishing, biking, camping, and enjoying the scenic outdoors. I also root on all Pittsburgh sports teams including the Steelers, Penguins, and the Pirates. I have a son who is 8 named Gavin, and a daughter who is 4 named Paisley who continue to amaze me in every aspect of their life! My wife and I met in college pursuing a degree in education, and are successfully continuing our passion of teaching children and watching them grow. Please feel free to contact me through phone, or by email if you have any questions. Together we can make a difference!