My wife and I have been happily married since the winter of 2003 and moved to our home in the summer of 2004. She is currently substitute teaching at Model. She’s great to have around, funny, lovable, and grounded. We met at a BCM meeting in 2002 at Marshall U. (Go Herd!) We have been inseparable ever since. Our beautiful daughters are the greatest joy in both our lives.
I have traveled all my life. (Australia/ NZ, Spain, Canada, Hong Kong) So far, my honeymoon in Ireland is the best. Lived all over, SC, IN, TN, WV, NM, and currently KY. I was born in Spain but am actually 100% American and can legally be the president. (Bryan Wilson in 2024, that would make me the youngest.)
I am a self-professed sportsaholic, news junkie, techie, and SciFi Geek. Since 2003, I have been a teacher in KY. I truly enjoy teaching and being involved in academia. I have been actively involved with KEA, EKU Writing Project, EKUWP Technology Initiatives, KyTSE, and Digital Literacy. I have been teaching at Model Lab School since 2008.
My wife and I have been happily married since the winter of 2003 and moved to our home in the summer of 2004. She will be student teaching in the fall. She’s great to have a round, funny, lovable and grounded. We met at a BCM meeting in 2002 at Marshall U. (Go Herd!) We have been inseparable ever since.
As a teacher, I view every student as the opportunity to better the school and the community. By taking this view I am able to look positively at the long term aspects of daily activities. The entire school year should be treated as a cycle of assessments and development that builds students’ abilities. These activities promote higher order thinking and analysis skills. With the integration of technology and multi-genre writing projects, students are able to assimilate different types of communication and reasoning. Collaboration is also important to this process because it brings different perspectives into the activities. Integration of projects throughout several disciplinary classes allows students to see concepts in a new light. During my time teaching, I have been able to develop these ideas and activities in roles both in and out of the classroom.
Currently, I am a member of the Model Laboratory High School Faculty and have taught locally at George Rogers Clark HS. I have experience in teaching Freshman Civics, World History, US History, and Acc US History. I have also worked as the Writing and FPS Coach for the Academic Team and faculty sponsor for various Class Government.
I believe my teaching style lends itself to this format since I teach history as an integration of multiple studies across the continuum of time. Also, I worked with the students in developing a Student Government Constitution, social events planning, and their first Prom.
I completed graduate course work at EKU on an M.A. Ed. in Instructional Leadership with an endorsement in Secondary Education: English in 20011. My graduate research concentrated on Web 2.0 and Social Media, as a means to promote communication and academic expectations among all members of an individual academic community.
Richland Northeast High School, Diploma (1979)
Marshall University, College of Education, B. A. in Secondary Education (2002)
Eastern Kentucky University, College of Education, M.A. Ed in Instructional Leadership (2011)
Support these Foundations
- Samaritans Purse: Works to provide disaster relief in the US and Worldwide
- Malaria No More: Works on Malaria prevention programs and researching a permanent cure
- One Campaign and Product Red: Supports the ending of global poverty and the spread of AIDS in Africa
- Wounded Warriors Project: Provide support programs for wounded US soldiers and their families.
- LibreOffice: A free alternative to the MS Office suite and it works great.
- Ubuntu and Linux Foundation: Both groups promote and develop open internet protocols and operating software.
- Electronic Frontier Foundation: Works to provide an open voice on the internet.
National Writing Project
- Save the National Writing Project (practicaltheory.org)
- Funding What Works: The National Writing Project (speedchange.blogspot.com)
- Voice Matters-Just Ask My Kindergarteners #blog4nwp (coopcatalyst.wordpress.com)
- Voices from the Learning Revolution (jennylu.wordpress.com)
- How a Teacher Becomes a Writer (coopcatalyst.wordpress.com)
- #blog4NWP (coopcatalyst.wordpress.com)
- Digital Is…Teaching Our Writing to Breathe (Amy) (hamy10.wordpress.com)