Graduated Salutatorian from Russell High School in 1979
Graduated from Fort Hays State with a B.S. in Mathematics in 1983
Earned a Master's in Physical Science (Math & Physics) in 1988 also from FHSU.
I have been a member of the Kansas Association of Teachers of Mathematics and the National Council Teachers of Mathematics.
I Started teaching for USD 407 in the fall of 1998 at RMS, then was transferred to RHS for the fall of 1999, then returned to RMS for the fall of 2010. I am rejoing the RHS staff for the 2017-18 school year. This is currently my 35 year in education.
Before coming to Russell, I taught upper level Math and Physics in Phillipsburg and Hoxie, and coached Basketball and Football before Dad started having health issues.
My wife of 34 years is Lori, who works for Angles Home Health Care. We have 2 children that both graduated from Russell High School. Cameron graduated from RHS in 2005, then attended College at Bethany, played football for 4 years and graduated in 2009 in Business Management and Finance. Kaylee graduated from RHS in 2009, and earned an Assiciates degree from Colby CC in 2012. We are blessed with two grandchildren, Brooklynn (5 years) and Wayde who was born on May 21, 2016.
In moving back to Russell, I took a stake in the family farm. During the evenings and weekends, I manage a small Black Angus herd and wheat acerage. In 2010, I also obtained my license as a Judge for the American Rabbit Breeders Association.
This has allowed me to travel all over the United States.