I am looking forward to a great year with the wonderful students and staff at KCIA. I have been teaching since 1996 and have taught at Kansas City Missouri, Center and Raytown School Districts. I am beginning my 5th year in this district and have teaching and administrative degrees from Lincoln University, University Missouri Kansas City and William Woods University. My wife Debra and I have 2 children and 6 grandchildren who often visit or stay with us during the changing seasons on our hobby farm. I enjoy picking produce and berries, gathering eggs, and working outdoors. One of the greatest joys of my life continues to be seeing students set goals for themselves and realize they are successful.