I have been teaching and coaching for 22 years. I attended Alma College as an undergrad and Central as a grad student. My courses of study were natural science and physical education. I wanted to teach after early experiences as a student instructor. I was also influenced by teachers, and coaches I had when I was a student. My goals as an educator are to enrich students lives, expose them to all the possibilities in their future and give them enough background to be successful. I look for a student that has curiosity, the ability to work as a part of a team, self-respect, pride in themselves, school and community. My pet peeve is people who can't show common courtesy to everyone all the time.