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.