Years Teaching: 13th Year
Courses Taught: Biology (Standard, Honors & AP), Environmental Science, Human Anatomy & Physiology (Standard & Honors), Genetics and Marine Science.
Education: Bachelors of Arts in Political Science w/ minor in Biology from University of North Florida (April 2006), includes 52 credit hours in Biology and 75 credit hours in Science. I have an additional 30 hours of college credit in education post graduation. I also carry a Professional Certificate in Biology (6-12), CollegeBoard AP Biology, and CollegeBoard AP Psychology.
Biology Specialties: Human Histology, Genetics, Infectious Diseases, Pathogenic Bacteriology, Virology and Environmental Science.
Duval Teachers United
- Building Representative (2017-present)
- Member (2007-present)
Shared Decision Making Committee (9 years; 2006-2009 & 2012-present)
- Secretary (1 year; 2006-2007)
- Vice-Chairman (3 years; 2007-2009 & 2012-2013)
- Chairman (3 years; 2013-2014, 2015-2017)
Teacher of the Year Selection Committee (8 years; 2006-2009 & 2012-2017)
- Science Representative (3 years; 2006-2009)
- Chairman (5 years; 2012-2017)
Student Government Sponsor (3 years; 2007-2010)
Swimming & Diving Assistant Coach (1 year; 2006-2007)
Cross-Country Assistant Coach (3 years; 2007-2009)
Sports Information Director (4 years; 2013-2017)
Coach of the Year (2017)
Interests: Bacteria, Viruses, Human Anatomy & Physiology, Environmental Science, Marine Science, History, International Relations, Philosophy, Government Policy, College Football, Pro Wrestling, Track & Field, Cooking, Comic Books, Computer Programming and most importantly Family.
Favorite Movies & TV:
Rudy (1993) by David Anspaugh
Stargate: SG-1 (1997-2007) by Brad Wright & Jonathan Glassner
The Walking Dead (2010-) by Frank Darabont
Six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello (1723) by Johann Sebastian Bach
Four Orchestral Suites (1730) by Johann Sebastian Bach
Art of War (600 BC) by Sun Tzu
The Republic (380 BC) by Plato
Il Principe (1532) by Nicolo Machiavelli
On the Origin of Species (1859) by Charles Darwin
The Descent of Man (1871) by Charles Darwin
The Tragedy of Great Power Politics (2001) by John J. Mearsheimer
Realism and International Politics (2008) by Kenneth Waltz