Future Superintendent of D34
Position tenure: Current – 3 years; Future – eager to make it lengthy
- Current Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction at CHSD117
- Former Principal of Antioch Community High School
- Recipient of the University of Chicago’s Outstanding Educator Award (2015)
- Proud inaugural recipient of the ACHS Sequoit Pride Booster Club’s Dr. Bradford Hubbard Award (2017)
In your own words
These are incredibly special communities and I am both humbled and honored to serve in them. The opportunity to lead District 34 provides a unique chance to influence and impact the future of that system, in addition to, the one I am coming from in D117. I am extremely excited to get to work and believe we have the capacity to collectively do great things with, for, and on behalf of our amazing communities, people, families, students, and staff. This position brings with it an enormous amount of responsibility, but with it, too, comes enormous opportunities.
It might surprise you to know
I was a Surgical ICU Tech on the Cardiology Unit and in the Cardiac Cath Lab at the University of Michigan Hospital while I was an undergrad student.
Favorite memory about the community
Having ACHS and my family as the Grand Marshals of the Fourth of July Day Parade during ACHS’s Centennial Celebration. The community support here is second to none.
University of Michigan – Bachelor’s in Secondary Education – Biology major, Chemistry minor – 2002
University of Cincinnati – Master’s in Educational Administration – 2007
Loyola University Chicago – Educational Doctorate in Administration and Supervision – 2016
Educator with 17 years of experience serving multiple communities.
Favorite sports teams
University of Michigan Wolverines – All Sports
Detroit Red Wings
Liverpool Football Club
Anything off a grill
Favorite free-time activity
My family (wife and two daughters) has season football tickets to University of Michigan Football and spend our Saturdays in the Fall in Ann Arbor, MI. We love our road and bowl games, too.
Movie – “Good Will Hunting”
TV Show – “West Wing”
Favorite quote/inspirational message:
“Make it Matter” – that will mean something different to everyone, but I challenge myself to make moments, opportunities, interactions, relationships, and my personal and professional work matter, every day. The greatest example I have experienced is the unending support, love, and permission my wife and two daughters, Calla (10) and Bryn (8), give me to “Make It Matter” on behalf of other people’s kids in my work as an educator.
Greatest lesson you’ve learned:
Relationships are the foundation of everything we do and leading with confident vulnerability has afforded me inroads to deep, genuine, and authentic relationships with those I serve.