8th Grade Science & Social Studies
Hello and thanks for being excited about Bateman. I've taught 5th-8th grade students during my 12 years of teaching and have taught every content area in middle school. I look forward to creating an exciting and engaging learning environment for your children.
Ripon College, Ripon, WI--2000 Bachelor of Arts--Business Management
Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL--2010 Bachelor of Science--Elementary Education/History
Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL--2015 Master of Arts--English Language Teaching & Learning
University of Sioux Falls--2017 Learning Behavior Specialist
Prior to becoming a teacher I worked in the banking industry for 8 years. Growing up I worked various labor jobs and learned skills that are applicable to life on a daily basis. I think all of our life and cultural experiences bring valuable thought and lessons to our classrooms. Valuing our students and parents life experiences, careers, and hobbies makes everyone a part of our community and classroom environment.
I live in the Lincoln Square neighborhood with my wife Laura (who is also a teacher) and our two children, Ben & Ellie. In my spare time I like collecting vintage toys and sports memorabilia, vacationing near water, eating food, coaching youth sports and working on my home projects.