After growing up in rural upstate New York, I made the decision to attend college in the great city of Washington, DC, at American University. I graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in History and a Master's Degree in Public History. Immediately after graduating, I entered the museum world as a museum educator. Discovering a passion for teaching children, I then decided to enter the classroom to better understand child development and to form relationships with scholars. I began my teaching career at KIPP DC as a Capital Teaching Resident at an early childhood school. Over the course of my 6 years at KIPP, I had opportunities to teach children as young as 4 and as old as 13. I taught science, social studies, reading, writing, and even provided inclusion support with math. I was also lucky enough to meet my wife, who was a second grade teacher in the same building. For the last two years, I transitioned to middle school ELA at Digital Pioneers Academy. Now having spent eight years teaching in public charter schools in DC, I am excited to bring my experience and passion for education and history to DCI! When I'm not at school, you can find me hanging with my dogs, Charlotte and Ruthie!