In 1996, while visiting my parents who moved to Wilmington in the 1980’s, I decided New Hanover County was where I wanted to raise my children. We made the move to Wilmington in 2001. In 2010, I met my beautiful wife, Trish and together we have raised 5 wonderful children who have become hard working adults.
My original goal was to become a lawyer, however, that plan was thwarted when I realized working with children was much more rewarding, regardless of the pay. Completing my bachelors degree in political science at Stony Brook University on Long Island, I immediately entered a masters program where I could complete the requirements to become a teacher. In 1996, degree in hand I began my career in education teaching global studies to at-risk youth in a night school program in Amityville, NY. It wasn’t long before I transitioned to a full time position at Concord High School in Staten Island, a transfer alternative school for students from Brooklyn and Staten Island.
Professional Experience in North Carolina
Moving to Wilmington in 2001, I began my tenure in New Hanover County Schools at Williston Middle School. In 2008, I was moved to fill a need at Charles P. Murray Middle School where I stayed until 2014. Pursuing the opportunity to work in a high school, I accepted a position at Northside High School where I remain with the goal of serving New Hanover County on the Board of Education in 2020.
BA – Political Science – Stony Brook University 1993
MA – Liberal Studies, History and Education – Stony Brook University 1996
Advanced Certificate – Leadership in Education Administration – Capella University 2011
North Carolina Continuing License
Social Studies 6-8
Social Studies 9-12