About me

I am a 15 year technology education teacher at Lampeter-Strasburg School District where I also serve as the practical arts department head. I’ve advised multiple clubs during my tenure including two years as senior class Powderpuff coach. I am the only coach in L-S Powderpuff history where the senior girls lost the Powderpuff game. I was not asked back for a third year. 😜

I was the older brother yet somehow I’m Luigi.

The two clubs I currently enjoy most are advising the online student newspaper and overseeing set construction for the high school’s theatrical performances.

Education

Before starting at L-S, I attended Millersville University. I began undecided but after two semesters I decided to enter the family business and become a teacher.

I liked college so much I spent almost five years getting my Bachelors. I immediately went back for a Master’s in Technology Education and then again for a second Master’s in Teaching & Learning. If money wasn’t a factor I might have become a perpetual student basking in the warm glow of academic nirvana.

Family

My wife, Maribeth, teaches first grade at Penn Manor School District. Before that, she taught Kindergarten for ten years. I look forward to having coffee with her on the weekends before our son, Benson, wakes up. I’m always disappointed if our schedule prevents it.

Benson getting his Bobcat badge at Cub Scouts

My seven-year-old son has been the perfect excuse to do all the things society frowns on a grown man doing–horsing around, playing video games, and watching cartoons.

Benson and I always have a project. This past summer we played a lot of Minecraft. He thought I should have a Minecraft club at school. While I didn’t make the club happen this year, we had a lot of fun creating the commercial for it. A side note: Benson was the cinematographer for the video.

Teachers Pay Teachers

I also have a Teachers Pay Teachers’ site. A majority of my TpT materials have been requested from my wife for use in her classroom or inspired by my elementary age son based on his interests, hobbies, and suggestions. Visit my TpT store today where a majority of my downloads are priced under $3!

Bee Present 🐝

I am currently in the process of having an app developed with my business partner, Steve Spealman. We could not be more excited about this innovative new app that might help shift the tide of cell phone distractedness. While I can’t go into specifics yet about the app, what I can say is it will discourage cell phone use in group setting. Follow Bee Present on Facebook or visit our website for more details.

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Closing Thoughts

It’s a tough world out there. Many people are fighting their own personal demons. So in the words of Plato…

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