MEET YOUR TEACHER
I am originally from Goshen Mass, a small town in the western part of the state. In 1977 I joined the US Army and served in Korea, Panama, and El Paso, Texas. In 1982, when I left the military and moved to New Hampshire where I met my wife. We have been married for 26 years now and have 3 children. They are all grown now.
I love hiking, camping, hunting, and fishing. My favorite place to be is somewhere on the coast of Maine in the summer time.
My past work history was in Law Enforcement for 10 years. I was employed by the NH Dept. of Corrections for five years and worked as a Correctional Officer in maximum security and five years as a Police Officer for the Town of Plymouth.
I hold a Bachelors of Behavioral Science degree from Granite State College, am certified in NH and VT to teach Driver's Education and completed my Masters Degree in Technology in Education from Lesley University in 2010, I am also certified to create and teach online classes.
In addition to my full time job at Woodsville High School, I am also an Adjunct Faculty Teacher in the NH Driver Education Certification Program at Keene State College. I teach new Driver Education Instructors. The class I teach is Introduction to Traffic Safety.
I believe that all students can do well if they have the right attitude and believe in themselves. If students put in the effort and do the very best they can success will come to them.
We live in Plymouth. I plan on working for SAU-23 until I retire someday.
I am available to Parents and Students during the school day and can be reached at (603) 747-2781 (Ext 103) or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org anytime.
If we as Teachers want to learn how to use a Computer, I-Pod, Video Camera, Cell Phone, or a Social Network, make movies and post them to the internet, or most anything technology related, I learned one way to learn is to ask a 16 year old. Most teens today know how to use technology for social activities. We as adults can learn from them.
(Check Out these Videos)
When I was working on my Masters of Technology in Education from Lesley University, one of my Professors introduced himself to the class with this statement.
"Technology is like a never ending escalator. You can stand at the bottom, cross
your arms and complain how long it is and never step on. Believe me, school districts are
full of those people. I don't know whether you are stepping on at the first step or the
100th, but hang on and enjoy the ride. Thanks for stepping on. Let's go!"
The students of today simply learn differently then the way we did. They need to know how
to use technology to compete in the 21st century and it is part of our job to help them reach
The Students in the classrooms of today live in a very fast-paced world. They are great at
In the United States, most kids use technology in their lives out of school, then they come to
school and use it in a very limited fashion. They are known as "Digital Natives"
Please watch these 3 Videos ---> http://www.edutopia.org/mary-scroggs-elementary-school
Project Based Learning ---> http://www.edutopia.org/project-based-learning-overview
Digital Students @ Analog Schools ---> http://www.teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=1184
I would really like to encourage all Teachers in SAU-23 to learn and make use of some
technology in your classrooms. It does not have to be a huge project, please just take some
If anyone would like help making a classroom website or creating a classroom activity online,
feel free to contact me.
Make your own Classroom website: http://edutraining.googleapps.com/Training-Home/module-5-sites
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