Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts in World Religion - University of Georgia; Master of Education in Teaching - Schreiner University; 1-8 Generalist; K-12 Special Education
I have been teaching a total of 17 years. The 2019-2020 school year will be my 14th year teaching at Eisenhower. This will be my 13th year as the AVID Coordinator and Elective Teacher at Eisenhower. In my spare time, I am a performing songwriter and musician as well as a gardener, woodworker, travel-junkie, and general do-it-yourselfer. I also work as a Staff Developer for AVID, teaching AVID strategies to teachers across the country. I'm married to an amazing woman and father to an incredible young woman of 17.
This year, I will be teaching my students all about Focused Note Taking - the very best way to use and study notes - to help them become SUPER STUDENTS. We will be researching colleges and careers, we will be working together in twice-a-week Tutorials, we will be having high level academic conversations and debates, we will learn how to read and write for learning, and we will be working collaboratively on team-building and confidence building games and activities.
In addition to teaching the AVID Elective here at IKE, I will also be co-hosting the Eisenhower Guitar Club with Mr. Galvan. It's not really guitar lessons, but we will available to help out in any way we can. It's really been an opporunity for folks who like to play guitar and talk about guitars to hang out and do just that! Look for announcements about when this club will begin meeting.
1st Period : (8:25 – 9:12) 8th Grade AVID
2nd Period : (9:16 – 10:10) 6th Grade AVID
3rd Period : (10:14 – 10:59) Planning Period
4th Period : (11:03 – 11:48) 8th Grade AVID
5th Period : (12:26 – 1:11) 7th Grade AVID
6th Period : (1:15 – 2:00) Conference Period
7th Period : (2:04 – 2:49) Texas History Co-Teach with Ms. Raths
8th Period : (2:53 – 3:40) 6th Grade AVID