My Background

I have worked at Corvallis Middle School since 1995 as Principal (2007-present), Assistant Principal (2006-07), and teacher (1995-2006).
 
I grew up near Philadelphia, PA and worked as a project engineer and field crew leader for two civil engineering firms in Virginia before moving to Montana in 1990 to begin my career in education.  I have been happily married to my wife, Carolyn, since 1988.  We enjoy living in the Bitterroot Valley and love to hike, whitewater canoe, and ski in our free time.

I am an avid supporter of the middle school philosophy and strongly believe that when teachers, parents, and community members work together we can help all students succeed. 


Education
  • M.Ed in Educational Leadership, The University of Montana, Missoula, MT 2003
  • Master of Science, The University of Montana, Missoula, MT 1993
  • B.S. Civil Engineering, Lafayette College,  Easton, PA 1984

Professional Organizations
  • Montana Association of Elementary & Middle School Principals (MAEMSP)
  • Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE)
  • Association of Supervision & Curriculum Development (ASCD)
  • Phi Beta Kappa Professional Education Association