Hello! This is my 3rd  year at Saint Maur and very excited to have your children in my class this year. I was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago. I am married to my wonderful wife Masae, as well as having my adorable baby girl Mia who is 1 years old. 

I have a Bachelors of Science in Early Childhood Education from the University of Illinois, and a Masters of Arts in Education with a focus on Reading from Augustana University. I have experience teaching in The United States, Germany, Tokyo, and Yokohama. I have also spent two summers volunteering in Kenya, and Myanmar.

I enjoy traveling and experiencing new cultures, while trying different kinds of food along the way.  I enjoy the outdoors and spend my free time picnicking and cooking with friends, riding my bike around town,  going on weekend trips, or spending time at the pool.