Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Music Ed (Ohio State University Bachelor of Music (Ohio State University) Master of Music (Miami University) Math Certified Certified Fine Arts Director (Fitchburg State University) Doctoral Work (Boston University)
I was born in Columbus, Ohio, where I graduated from Northland High School. I am in my 41st year of teaching and it is still my passion. I am certified in both math & music and am a professional percussionist/drummer. I played drums for Dwight Yoakum when I was in high school and college.
I graduated from The Ohio State University and received two degrees in Music Education and Performance. I then attended Miami University (Ohio) and graduated with a Masters's degree. I did some doctorate work at Boston University where I directed the marching band and the basketball and hockey pep bands. I have taught in Ohio, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Florida.
I have two dogs named Joey and Daisy and love to play racquetball and chess. I also have many mechanical puzzles which I bring into class from time to time.