Basic Info: I am originally from a small, rural town in Maine with a population of roughly 4,500 people and graduated high school with a class of 86 students. I have a stepson (Christopher) who lives in Orlando, Florida, My parents are snowbirds who live in Maine and Florida, I have one sister, 1 niece and 1 nephew. I have been married to my amazing wife (Jill) for over 11 years. My wife and I have a home in Haverhill, NH and we enjoy hanging out with each other (and our three rescue dogs), Netflix Binging, reading, puttering around the house, riding our Harley and my 1988 Monte Carlo SS. I am an avid fan of the FSU Seminoles, the Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots, Boston Celtics and the Boston Bruins.
Education: I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Social Sciences from the University of Maine at Farmington and a Master’s Degree in Educational Technology from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts . I am also currently enrolled in the Master’s Degree program at Southern New Hampshire University studying Communications & Public Relations.
Work Experience(s): I am a veteran of the U.S. Army (I was a Combat Medic). I have worked as a Program Director and DJ at a college radio station and then later on at several large, 100,000 watt radio stations (yes, I was once cool, a little bit famous and met a lot of celebrities). Before teaching, I worked in several restaurants as a cook, waiter, bartender and manager. I also worked for a large Food Services Management and Hospitality company as a chef, manager, and in catering services. I also worked as a Behavioral Specialist (working with children’s services that address emotional disturbances, mental illnesses, behavioral disorders, and learning disabilities through a network of educational programs, preventive services, community-support services, residential homes and outpatient services). I operate Go To The Geek.com which offers Free Technology & Social Studies Resources for Teachers, Students & Parents, and 21st Century Technology Integration within a curriculum. I now also own and run my own fairly successful online Media, Entertainment and Communications business and a web design and PR/ Marketing/ SEO business.
Teaching Experience: I taught for the first few years at Wesley Chapel High School in Florida with 3,000+ students, where I gained experience as an administrator, ESE Behavioral Specialist, and Social Studies teacher, before coming to Woodsville High School in 2008. I also have been teaching social studies at VLACS for the last 4+ years.
What I Teach: I teach Advanced Computer Applications, 21st Century Media & Communications, Comprehensive Presentation Methods (Running Start), Marketing (Running Start), World Geography (Intro and CP), Contemporary World Studies, US History (Regular and Honors), World History (Regular and Honors), Economics (Regular, CP & Honors), and run the WHS Internship Program.
Extra, Extra!: I also currently serve as the Adviser to >WHS Future Business Leaders of America ,WHS Youth & Government , the WHS Community Service Team and WoodsvilleNH.com< I was one of the Class Advisers for the Classes of 2012 and 2016 at WHS! I have been on the Student Discipline Committee, Media/ Technology Committee, Teacher of the Year Committee, Social and Recognition Committee. I have been the Adviser for the Executive Student Council and the Inter-Club Council. I am part of the WHS 9th Grade Team, the WHS Economics Department Chairperson, and the SAU #23 Technology Committee