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Aloha! I am a special education teacher at Daniels Canyon Elementary School. I grew up in Utah, California, and Hawaii. My wife, Heather, was born and raised on the island of Oahu, and for the past 20 years, she has enjoyed teaching private voice lessons out of our home. We have four girls and three boys (McKaylah, Mosiah, Jefferson, Hunter, Elias, Jessie, and Asia).
I have been an educator for 19 years. I earned a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University-Hawaii in Elementary and Special Education. I taught special education in Las Vegas middle schools for five years and earned a master’s in Educational Leadership at UNLV. I worked as an elementary school assistant principal, a middle school dean, and as principal of a K-8 Utah charter school.
My family and I have lived in Heber for the past 11 years. I have taught fourth grade at J.R. Smith Elementary School, worked as the Wasatch County School District assessment and secondary curriculum specialist, taught sixth grade at Timpanogos Intermediate School, worked as a facilitator at Heber Valley Elementary School, and for the past year and a half was the principal of Soldier Hollow Charter School. I am fluent in Spanish and over the years have enjoyed using my language skills with students, parents, and staff.
I enjoy spending time with family and friends in the outdoors. I have been snowboarding and skateboarding for over 30 years. I also love hiking, camping, traveling, and photography. Over the years, I have also enjoyed performing in various community theater productions with High Valley Arts and Timpanogos Valley Theater.
I am very excited to be part of the Daniels Canyon team. I look forward to getting to know and working with the staff, students, and parents. Go Silver Wolves!