I began my career in education in 1992 as an Art Teacher after spending 3 years in the United States Army Military Police Corps, and then working for another 6 years as a commercial artist. I spent 11 years teaching Art and coaching football/wrestling before assuming my first administrative role as a Dean of Students. After several years as an Associate Principal, I became the principal at the greatest school in the state of Illinois…West Aurora High School…and have been in my current role since 2013.
My educational background includes a Spanish Language certificate from the Defense Language Institute, an Associate of Arts in Illustration from the American Academy of Art in Chicago, a Bachelor of Arts in Education from the University of Illinois-Chicago, a Master of Arts in Painting and a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from Governor’s State University, and an Educational Specialist degree in Educational Leadership from Northern Illinois University. I also received my Doctor of Education degree from Northern in 2013.
Roll on Blackhawks!