My family and I live in Nags Head, where we've been for twenty-three years. Originally from Evanston, Illinois, I attended college at The College of Wooster in Ohio, graduating with a degree in Psychology and Education. I am a lifelong learner and enjoy being a student. I received my Masters in Curriculum and Instruction in 1997, my National Boards in 2000 (renewed in 2010 and 2020) and my Masters of School Administration in 2013 from ECU.
I taught elementary school for 24 years before moving into school leadership in 2016 where I had the privilege of being an assistant principal at FFHS and MMS before transferring to FFMS in 2018.
As I enter my 3rd year as principal, I'm thrilled to continue to work alongside a dedicated staff who are committed to building relationships, creating a positive and safe learning environment and teaching the whole child.
My philosophy is pretty simple: I believe in doing what's best for our students, learning from mistakes and leading by example.
I am so excited to be a part of the Seahawk family!
I grew up beside a strawberry farm in Virginia Beach, and prior to entering the education field was a Specialist in the U.S. Army Airborne, stationed at Ft. Bragg. I attended Liberty University, and am currently enrolled in a doctoral program. I have spent the last ten years as a middle school teacher and administrator, most recently at Blair Middle in Norfolk. I live in Chesapeake with my wife and daughter.
I enjoy what I do, and will continue to do it for years to come!