Welcome to Seventh Grade!! This is my tenth year teaching for TSMA and I previously taught 5th and 6th grade science at South McKeel Academy and before that I taught 4th grade in Polk County for 8 years. Along with teaching 7th grade science, I am the head coach for the girls golf team and boys tennis team. My family is also part of the McKeel family as my wife, Chantel is the Art teacher at McKeel Academy Central and my daughter, Samantha, will be a 10th grader at MAT. I am originally from Illinois and I received a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. In my spare time I enjoy playing golf, spending time with my family, going to the beach, and watching sports. I am so very excited to get to know each and every one of my students and guide them to a successful year!