Let me tell you something about myself:
Years of Teaching: 19 years
Years Teaching in Peoria Public Schools: 17 years
Schools Where I Have Taught: Loucks '97-'98 Lincoln '98-present.
Subjects Taught: Special Education Inclusion/Self-Contained
Colleges Attended: Loyola University of Chicago, Illinois State University
Education: B.S in History, ISU, B.S. in Education, ISU, M.S. in Education, ISU.
Subjects Certified to Teach: Special Education, History, Geography, Civics, Reading Specialist.
Family: Wife, Sharon, married 17 years, two sons, Dan, 12, John, 9.
Favorite Activities: Reading the Bible, history, and literature; weightlifting, chess.
Favorite Books/Short Stories: All Quiet On The Western Front, Oliver Twist, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Short Stories of O. Henry, Crime and Punishment, The Big 'E', Moby Dick, The Interlopers, The Bet, The Californian's Tale.
My Teaching Philosophy: All kids have talents, gifts, and things that interest them, things that make them unique. Help them find their talents, gifts, and interests and develop them. If you have genuine love and care for kids, they will respond to you positively.