I graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park, in 2003 with a double major in Philosophy and Classical Studies. After graduating, I returned to my K-12 alma mater to teach 7th grade Bible and English. While teaching, I returned to school to get my Master’s degree in Education—with a focus on Administration—from Loyola University, Maryland. I then began to take on administrative duties at my school, acting as the middle school Dean of Students and the K-12 Director of Professional Development. After ten years teaching in Annapolis, I decided to pursue full time administrative work and couldn’t be happier that God called me to SJCS.
Born and raised in Maryland, I am the youngest of three brothers—and I have the scars to prove it. My wife, Kristen, and I have been married since 2002 and we have one son, Joel. We’re very excited to be a part of SJCS, and we are very thankful to be in such a welcoming community. In my free time, I love to read, hike, and cook. Kristen and I are happy to have a church home at Menlo San Jose.
Christian Philosophy of Education
The most positive influences in my life were my Christian school teachers, and I’ve known for as long as I can remember that I wanted to work in Christian education. I believe that Christian schools offer the only truly holistic education, and I’m passionate about authentically infusing Christ and a Biblical worldview into every aspect of school and life.
Students should be challenged and taught to engage the world with discernment and curiosity. Our job is to provide them with the tools and skills to positively impact their communities and the world for Christ. As principal, I hope to support our teachers and students and foster a community of lifelong learners at SJCS. In addition, I feel strongly that it is our job as Christians to serve both each other and the world around us, bearing the image of Christ to those we serve. I look forward to serving you and helping our school become known in the community as the place for authentic Christian education.