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About Me


Bi-lingual:  English and German

Departments:  Foreign Language, P.E. and Health, Athletics

Subjects/Courses Taught:  German 1, 2, 3 Pre-AP, and AP, Health, Physical Education, Tennis

Education & Licenses:

Certified Tennis Teaching Professional through United States Professional Tennis Association (2005);  Texas-certified teacher in P.E., Health, and Foreign Language (1999); Graduate School:  Bowling Green State University (1996-97); Teacher Certification: Indiana (1996) through Purdue University. Undergrad Degree from Purdue University (1993) - Major: Kinesiology; Minor: German; Year abroad at University of Hamburg, Germany; Top 20% of high school graduating class from Culver Military Academy in 1987.

Work History:  Taught and coached at Willis High School Since 1998-99 school year.  Came from a 5-A school (Lafayette Jefferson, in Lafaytte, Indiana) the year before.  Began coaching in 1990-91; 15 years experience coaching basketball, tennis, football, and golf.  Coached collegiately 1 year (grad assistant) while studying at Bowling Green State University in Ohio.

Accomplishments:  Most recently led the WHS tennis program to State High School Regional Tournament in 2005 and 2006.  Led or assisted teams to post-season play 11 out of 15 years.  Assisted WHS Boy's Basketball program to playoffs in 2000-2005 (District Champs in 2003) and WHS football program in 1999-2001.  Reached the Final Four of the Indiana Boy's Basketball State Tournament with Lafayette Jefferson High School in 1996.    

Sponsorships:  WHS German Club and coming in 2007-2008 (hopefully) WHS Table Tennis Club.

Committees:  Served on NHS Selection Committee (1999) and Calendar Committe (1999) at WHS.  Served on Houston Area Teachers of Foreign Languages Testing Committee for German (1999)

Hobbies:  Playing tennis (regular and table) and travelling.  Sponsored a trip to Germany in 1999-2000 school year.  Favorite Musicians:  John Mellencamp, The Eagles(Don Henley), Jimmy Buffett, and James Taylor, and many others. 

Family:  Married (Amy) since 2004 with 5 Children; Emma, JP, Christopher, 'Cole, and Amanda.