I graduated from Augsburg University in 2006 with a K-8 Teaching Degree, focused in Communications. I am currently working through the Teaching and Learning Graduate Program at Saint Mary's University. This is my 13th year teaching, and my FIRST at TCU - Lonsdale.
This year, you will be given the opportunity to be a bit more independent. You will also be able to go on our annual 5th grade field trip (3 days and 2 nights) to Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center in Lanesboro, MN. There is information about the trip on my webpage. Fifth grade students also are lucky enough to have both TCU-Lonsdale 5th grade teachers at some point during the school day. This will be fun way to learn from different teaching styles and get to know more classmates, as well! I hope you are ready to have an amazing year!! We will have an awesome time experiencing how fun learning can be!
I currently live in Lonsdale with my wife of 17 years, Laura, and our children - Aven: age 13, and Amanda: age 12. My family loves doing just about anything as long as we're spending time together! In the summer I love to camp, ride motorcycle, boating and hanging out with my family!
I am an energetic teacher who likes to learn while having fun! My expectations are high, but I’m sure you and I, together, will do phenomenal things this year. Know that it is okay to make mistakes...we actually learn more by doing so! As long as you work hard to do your very best...you will have a very successful year! I am looking forward to getting to know each of you as individuals throughout this school year. Please remember that my door is always open!