Class Schedule

Monday (12:40-1:10) Physical Education (2:10-2:40) Art
Tuesday (12:40-1:10) Physical Education (2:10-2:40) Music
Wednesday (12:40-1:10) Physical Education (2:10-2:40) Art
Thursday (12:40-1:10) Physical Education
Friday (12:40-1:10) Physical Education

Teacher Biography

I am blessed in so many ways.  Not only do I get to work and play with children for a career, but I also get to do it at the school district that I attended as a child.  Many years ago, I was the student learning to read, write, and solve math problems at East Jackson Community Schools.  I graduated from EJ in 1994 and went on to earn my teaching degree at Central Michigan University in 1999.  I began teaching at East Jackson in the fall of that same year while continuing my education at Spring Arbor University.  With a great sense of accomplishment, I completed my Master's Degree in Education in 2006. I have taught 9 years in 6th grade, 2 years in 4th grade, 7 years in 3rd grade, and now 2 years again in 6th grade.   This year will be my 20th at East Jackson, and I am hoping it will be the best year yet!

I am also blessed with an amazing family!  My beautiful wife, three daughters, and one son are my pride and joy.  We love camping, riding bikes, fishing/hunting, reading, watching movies, playing softball, and going to church together as a family.  My favorite team is the Detroit Tigers, I love anything that deals with the outdoors, and my new hobby is metal detecting!

I believe that teaching is a way to give others knowledge so then they can give it to others.  I feel that I have been given a gift of loving children.  I want to see them be successful, to help them back up when they have fallen, to inspire them to make this world a better place.  I expect dignity, honor, responsibility, courage, accountability, and respect for themselves, others, and the world around them.  A wise man named John F. Kennedy once said, “All of us do not have equal talent, but all of us should have an equal opportunity to develop our talents.”  This means that every child that enters my classroom door will have an equal chance at displaying his/her strengths and practice to improve the areas that need improving.  Nobody has my permission to give up when the work gets hard or make fun of others who are struggling.  We work together as a team: student, parent, and teacher!  May this school year be full of laughs, a love developed for learning, and memories of school that will never be forgotten

Classroom Notes

Hello from Room 123! I think 6th grade is such a fantastic year.  The last year your child will be an elementary student.  There are new options as a 6th grader, such as band, robotics, athletics, and safeties.  But with great power comes great responsibility.  Please ask your child EVERY night to see his/her “Trojan Folder” and Agenda. The folder may be empty, but the expectation has been set for students to travel home and back to school with the folder and planner as they prepare themselves for 7th grade. You can help your child at home by having him/her read and talk about school as the evening allows.  Please contact me at school with comments, questions, or concerns. Let’s make this the best school year ever!


Every day at 11:55 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.  (Thursdays are 11:45-12:30)


Every day at 2:45 p.m. until 3:35 p.m.


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