Summer fun at Disneyland
    Welcome to 1st Grade!
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    I am looking forward to my 18th year teaching here at CDM.  This will be my seventh year as a 1st grade teacher.  I love my job!  I am surrounded by great families and staff. We all work together toward a common goal, creating the best learning environment for our future innovators and leaders.  This year will be awesome!
    Core beliefs: 
       *Every student can excel in a safe learning environment
       *Foster innovative thinking to be tomorrow's global thinkers
       *Create well-rounded, life long learners
       *Be honest to self and to others
       *The learning environment extends beyond the classroom doors 
       *I am one piece of the education pie, we must work together
       AA Social Science @ Porterville Community College 
       BS Recreation and Leisure Studies/Business Minor @ CSU Sacramento 
       California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential @ National University 
       Masters in Education @ National University
    My wife, Melissa, and I are proud parents of 2 boys, Finnegan (14) and Everett (12).   We live in Oceanside, where both boys go to school.  I love surfing, jogging, yoga, exercising, camping, and gardening. I also coach competitive soccer for the Oceanside Breakers. It seems like we are always busy with soccer, friends, and family.  I am not sure where all the time goes but as they say, "Time flies when you're having fun."
    A fun quote to live/teach by:
    Develope a passion for learning.  If you do, you will never cease to grow.  Anthony J. D'Angelo
    I especially love this quote because I have developed a passion for learning and I want to inspire others to do the same.  As a result, I continue to grow as a teacher, colleague, father, coach, and friend.