I am pleased to serve the students and families of the Salem-Keizer School District as one of the assistant principals for the EDGE program. My 15-year teaching and coaching career began at North Salem High and Keizer Elementary in 1978. Following my stint in Salem-Keizer I taught in Medford and Albany before becoming a building administrator in 1994. I served as an assistant principal and principal in the McMinnville School District until 2003 when I decided to move to the Tigard/Tualatin School District for the final 12 years of my career before retiring in 2016. I stepped away from education and became a personal trainer for 2 years. In 2019 education came calling again and I accepted a position as an assistant principal at Sprague High School last August.
Aside from my work as an educator I love to spend time with my 3 adult children and their families. I also value the time I get to spend with my wife Gayle who I have been married to for 43 years. Traveling, reading, golfing, listening to music, watching sports, sharing laughs with family and friends, and getting to know our granddaughter are all things that have importance and incredible meaning to me.
I look forward to a very interesting growth year in my 42nd year in education.
This quote has particular meaning for me at this stage of my life and is one I share with students when it makes sense to do so:
“Yes there are two paths you can go by, but there is still time to change the road you’re on”
– Led Zeppelin