I was born and raised in a small town in ND. I enjoyed playing football and basketball in high school and also took part in band and choir. My first teaching job was at Ojibwa Indian School in Belcourt where I taught for 3 years. I moved to Parshall in 2003 and started teaching 6th grade. I'm now the Phy Ed/Title 1 Math teacher. I coached football, basketball, and track for many years and have now traded in my whistle for bus keys.
Julie and I have been married for 11 years, I have an 18 year old daughter, two stepchildren, and two young granddaughters.
My hobbies include hunting and fishing, skiing and hiking, and most other outdoor activities. I love cooking and singing, and hanging out with my dog Digger. I have always been a huge 49er fan, and have traveled to watch them twice in my life. Both were losses:(
I love fried chicken,pizza,tex mex, and Chinese food. Snickers and Coke Cola are my favorite junk food. Classic rock is my favorite music.
ABOUT PHY ED:
My Phy Ed classes are designed to elevate the students heart rate and stimulate their sporting minds.
We start class with 5 minutes of agility drills, skipping, hopping, high knees, etc, and finishing up with 5 sprints or up downs to work the students cardio. We then go into a 5 minute calisthenics routine, followed by stretching. We finish with a muscle work out of pushups and situps. These exercises are not designed to be intensive. I allow the students to take breaks and go at their own pace.
After exercises we engage in a fun game or activity that is designed to last two week units.