1870 Quaker Way
Wilmington, OH 45177
I am honored to return to my alma mater, where I earned my B.A. in Organizational Leadership in 2004 as part of the Wilmington College Cincinnati Accelerated Leadership Program. Shortly after finishing my Bachelor’s, I decided to pursue my long-time aspiration of becoming an educator. As a result, I completed my M.A. in Education from Mount Vernon Nazarene University in 2007, approximately one year after accepting my first fulltime teaching position at Clinton-Massie High School where I taught Personal Finance, Business Management, and Accounting. Later that same year, I enrolled in the Department of Educational Psychology at Miami University where I completed my post-graduate studies in special education, subsequently earning my Ohio Professional K-12 Mild/Moderate Intervention Specialist License in 2009. I earned my Ed.D. in School Leadership from Concordia University Chicago in 2015, after successfully defending my dissertation entitled Practitioner Perceptions of Co-Teaching: An Urban Action Research Case Study.
My passion for exceptional learners in particular resulted in my teaching in a variety of instructional settings at Miamisburg High School and D. Russel Lee Career-Technology Center (Butler Tech) including resource room English Language Arts 9, English Language Arts 10, Integrated Algebra I, Integrated Algebra II, Environmental Science, and Geometry. In addition, as Chair of the Special Education Department at D. Russel Lee, I was privileged to pilot a co-taught Environmental Science class during the 2011-2012 that lead to building-wide implementation of a co-teaching model the following school year. As part of this expanded continuum of special education services, I ended my tenure at D. Russel Lee partnering with general education teachers to co-teach Algebra II and Environmental Science, while also teaching one class each of Integrated Algebra and Environmental Science in a resource room.
Shortly after earning my Ohio Professional Principal’s License (Grade 5-12) in 2013, accepted a position with Dayton Public Schools as Associate Director of the Office for Exceptional Children. In this capacity, I supported an array of intervention specialists, related service personnel, and building administrators across seven PK-8 campuses and one high school campus. In addition to ensuring program compliance with federal and state special education law, I collaborated with building and district stakeholders to design and implement professional development dedicated to IEP development, progress monitoring, and co-teaching methodology.
In August 2015, I joined Lebanon City Schools as District Supervisor of Special Education. There, I managed special education programming for preschool, high school (including students who attended the Warren County Career Center), and out-of-district-placements. I also coordinated special transportation and alternate assessments for students with disabilities and designed and delivered professional development in IEP development for intervention specialists and related service personnel district-wide. I was also a member of the Regional Autism Advisory Council (RAAC) of Warren County in 2015-2016 and served as a lead evaluator for AdvancED secondary school accreditation from 2012 through 2014. I am currently member of the Council for Exceptional Children.
In my role in the Education area at Wilmington College, I am excited to extend my diverse professional experience and expertise teaching courses that include The Law and Differentiated Instruction (SE332), Methods and Materials for Middle and High School Students with Mild/Moderate or Intense Learning Needs (SE356), and Survey of Inclusion Philosophy and Strategies (SE360). I am the site supervisor of field experience at Clinton-Massie Local Schools and will assume the role of Education Area Coordinator in the spring of 2017. I also assist the Accounting, Business, and Economics area teaching Principles of Accounting (AC232 and AC233).
In my free time, I enjoy hiking, swimming, reading, singing, playing piano, and spending time with my wife and five children. I also volunteer a pastor of small independent church in Middletown, Ohio.