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Welcome to Biology! I am excited to get to know each and every one of my students and explore the natural world together. Science is all about discovery, which we will be learning about inside and outside the classroom.
A little about me
I grew up in North Central Florida just off the Santa Fe river. I was always active with hiking and camping which fostered a love of nature and the outdoors. I went to college at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville and completed a Bachelor’s of Science degree. During my studies I worked at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens in the education department. I volunteered with zookeepers primarily in the Wild Florida area taking care of red wolves, black bears, and panthers. I also volunteered with Florida Fish and Wildlife with marine mammal rescue, going out on boats to study and rescue dolphins and manatees.
I moved to Gainesville and this is my third year teaching and North Marion High School. I have coached soccer and currently sponsor the Ecology Club. Last year my wife and I had our first child, Caleb, who has been our greatest joy.