This is my first year teaching at Orvis and my 8th year teaching overall. I graduated from The University of Central Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education. I have a 4 year old daughter named Evelyn. My wife, Casey, teaches 3rd grade at Orvis. I enjoy reading, wood working, and spending time with my family. I am very happy to be an Orvis Risner Eagle and am looking forward to a great year!
As one privileged to be an Educator, my philosophy is best described in the words of author John C. Maxwell. He explains the contrast between success and significance as what one chooses to do to add value to someone else instead of those things that add value to self. My goal is to be significant in the lives of those students gifted to me each year as well as the families they represent.