I am extremely excited to be joining the Menomonee Falls High School Staff!!! I am a UW-Green Bay Graduate - earning a degree in English and Secondary Education. Later I went back to school at Lakeland College, and earned a Master's degree in School Counseling.
For the last twelve years I have been an employee at West Allis Central High School first, as a teacher for 9 years, then, more recently as a counselor for the past 3 years. In my teaching I taught a variety of different English courses for a diverse student population. Teaching was a wonderful experience in which I solidified my educational philosophy, honed my ability to lead, differentiate, adapt and instruct. I had a talent for inspiring young readers and writers to care about enhancing their skills. I came to master classroom management skills and positive behavior interventions; these methods helped me to preemptively address discipline issues before they disrupted the learning environment. Since obtaining my certification and being hired as a high school counselor, it has been refreshing to realize the value of these formative years in my professional career. My time devoted to becoming a high performing teacher has helped to make me a successful, relatable counselor. Working with students to help them through their personal/social, academic, and career issues is my true calling in life. To sum up, my true passion has always been helping people. In counseling and educating youths, this means guiding students to achieving their full potential. This isnt just a job to me; it is my life, and it makes me happy!
I am a family man! I have 3 beautiful women in my life. My amazing wife, Deanna, and my two daughters Kaiya (7) and Adia (4). They are my motivation in life, and I wouldn't be here without them. We do a whole lot together as a family, including traveling Up North, hiking, swimming, playing sports, visiting with friends and family, and hitting up the Theme Parks. (Just to name a few.) The whole family is obsessed with the Wisconsin Dells. For my own part, I used to be an avid fisherman and hunter, and general outdoorsman. I don't go as often as I'd like, but it's a great bonding activity for me and the family.
Finally, I'm simply elated to be here. I have a personal connection with The Falls (my wife and several friends and family were MFHS grads!) and the community in general, and I feel truly blessed to have the opportunity to join the counseling team here at the High School. Falls Pride!
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