Module Technology Instructor
Graduated from Nevada Hiigh School in 1973
Graduated from Pittsburg State University in 1986
B.S. in Education with a major in Industrial Arts Education with a minor in Social Studies 5-9
Started teaching in the USD259 Wichita, Ks. sschool system in 1988. I taught 3.5 years at the middle school level while there. Came to USD407 in hte fall of 1993 and taaught at RMS until Spring 2000. Transferred to Lucas/Luray High School where I taught Woods, Metals, Drivers Education and Intro to Technology and taught there until the Spring of 2010. Returned to RMS where I taught Social Studies for both 7th and 8th grade until 2016. This year I am back teaching Module Technology at RMS. During the summer months I teach Drivers Education for USD 407, USD 399, and USD 392.
My wife and I have been married for 35 years and we have four children. The youngest is in college and are oldest three have all gradualeted from college and work in their respective jobs. We have four grandchildren (all boys) and enjoy all when they come to visit or we visit them.
I enjoy working with kids. As a teacher in the middle school setting, I find that the dayds are rarely boring. Students at this age are sometimes inquisitive, sometimes argumentative, and sometimes, just kids trying to fit it with their peers.
I enjoy woodworking. I design and make non-violent toys which I give away to family, friends, and to those childern who are less fortunate. Along with toys for these children, I also help with our local 4-H club woodworking members by letting come to my shop where we design, construct, and finish their projects. l also enjoy designing, repairing, and refinishing furniture.
I look at woodworking as a way to not only teach others what they can do, but also as a way to express what I see and feel when I am designing and building a project. To me, woodworking is a way to relax and enjoy life. There has never been a bad piece of wood made. It only becomes bad when it is put in a place it should not be.