7th Grade Inclusion
Hello and thanks for being excited about Bateman. I've taught 5th-8th grade students during my 10 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. Ben is proud student at Bateman Elementary! In my spare time I like collecting vintage toys and sports memorabilia, vacationing near water, eating food, and working on my 110 year old home in Chicago (although some days there is no joy in home remodeling).