Doctoral Study-Kent State University, Attended 2014-2015
Master's Degree-Kent State University, 2008
Bachelor's Degree (minor in history)-Kent State University, 2005
Diploma-Tuscarawas Valley High School, 2000
Ohio 4-9 and 5-12 Principal
Ohio 7-12 Social Studies
West Branch Local Schools, 2015-Present
Alliance City Schools, 2010-2015
Principal-Northside Intermediate School
Assistant Principal-Alliance High School
Tuscarawas Valley Local Schools, 2007-2010
Teacher-Tusky Valley High School
Guilford County Schools, 2005-2007
Teacher-High Point Central High School
I am married to my wonderful wife, Karla, and we have two beautiful daughters, Lydia and Layne. Our dog, Mimi is a Dobberman/Rottweiler mix and we also have a Maine Coon, Baby (affectionately named after the Katherine Hepburn/Carey Grant movie, Bringing Up Baby).
I greatly cherish and respect the time I have with my family and look forward to being on the go with them. We love to travel, read books, watch movies, work on home improvements, take walks through the neighborhood, and simply enjoy each other. I grew up in Bolivar where my mother and father still reside. I have one sister and three wonderful nieces who also live in the Bolivar area.
Favorites: Food-Italian; Color-Blue; Team-The Warriors!; Music-Anything but country!
Most memorable moment in my career: Adding "Erik's Room" at Knox in 2016. Thank you, Harris family!
Most embarassing moment in my career: Falling down a step in my classroom and almost knocking myself out on a desk!