So, I'm new!

......and I'm really excited to be here!

A little about me:

  • Graduated from Eastside Jr. Sr. High in 2000
  • Have attended Lake Superior State, IPFW, & Indiana Wesleyan
  • 10 Years as Police Officer in Ligonier, where I served as SRO for West Noble Primary/ Ligonier Elementary
  • Taught at Prairie View Elementary - Prek - 1 year
  • Kindergarten Teacher at Syracuse Elementary - 3 years
  • Innovation and Inquiry Instructional Coach at Syracuse Elementary - 1 year
  • Other Accomplishments: EDU work for Seesaw as an Ambassador, 2016 PBS Digital Innovator for Indiana, & GoNoodle Ambassador. PLTW Launch Lead Teacher
  • Love Maker Education and Project Based Learning
  • Maker Space design including 3D printer classroom integration
  • School Maker Faire Coordinator
  • Irish, Browns, and Indian's fan
  • Favorite Children's Books: Big Plans by Bob Shea and Beyond the Pond by Joseph Kuefler
  • We have three kids and my wife is an Instructional Coach at Syracuse Elementary
  • Love Musky fishing as well as pheasant and waterfowl hunting
I'm really excited to be here, serving the community my family lives in. I can't wait to get the building full of students and staff. I hope this newsletter gives you "peel" into my life.

I have included some of my classroom and coaching work in some videos below. Maker Education and Project Based Learning is something kids really love and I am very passionate about. I hope that we can work together to bring some of that here to our community. I'm a bit like Miss Frizzle - "It's time to take chances. Make Mistakes. Get Messy!" I hope we can take on that mantra together!

Please take part in the "Getting to Know You" survey below. Also contact me with any questions. I'll do my best to answer them.


My Past Lives

Our Kids

Personal Life

SES Maker Faire 2016
Welcome To Knippergarten
Maker Faire