Math & STEM Coach
After-School Chess & Robotics
I began teaching the fourth grade at Sun Valley Elementary School after earning my master's degree from UAB in 2003. In 2004, I formed our chess club and over time, our team, the Sun Valley Knights, started gaining recognition at local chess tournaments. In 2014, I began teaching chess full-time to all the students at our school. In 2018, I began work as the math coach for Sun Valley. For me, teaching has always been about making the world a better place, one student at a time.
Privately, my wife of 20 years continues to be the light of my life, and we, in turn, have been blessed by two good-natured, sweet boys and one angelic little girl. I enjoy reading, camping, hiking, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.