Thank you for visiting my website. I am also a speaker, consultant, and educator on a wide variety of topics that impact student learning and life beyond high school. I am a US Army veteran, a father, a loving husband, and an infectiously passionate educator. In fact, I have served as an educator for 25 years. I am a native of California and a long-time resident of Virginia. Over the years, I have spearheaded school turnaround initiatives, chaired research and program evaluations, and developed software solutions to address gaps in educational practices. As a former high school administrator, elementary teacher, director of learning, high school English teacher, and gifted and talented coordinator, I have demonstrated a high-level of expertise that translates into results for both low-performing programs and exceptional learners.