As the successor to our previous Director of the Virtual School (pioneer and creator of the Bangor Township Virtual School, Mr. Lucas Peless), I am honored to serve the communities of the tri-city area. While living in Essexville the last seven years I have been a 6th grade mathematics and technology teacher at Christa McAuliffe Middle School, and mathematics teacher, wrestling coach, football coach, and track coach at John Glenn High School. I was also previously the mathematics teacher of record, academic coordinator and mathematics instructor for the Bay-Arenac ISD adult education department. Additionally, I have taught math and composition courses at Baker College of Cass City, and worked for Saginaw Valley State University as a summer research intern studying the Saginaw-Bay watershed. Before moving to Essexville, however, I began my journey as an educator when I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in secondary education with concentrations in math and chemistry from Olivet College in Olivet, MI in 2007, and then went on to teach in Detroit and Dearborn from 2007 to 2009. As well, I earned a Master of Education degree with a concentration in curriculum and instruction from Olivet Nazarene University in Chicago, IL in 2013. But most importantly, I have been happily married for the last eight years to my beautiful wife Elizabeth, and am a proud father of my three young sons Damien (5) and Dylan (3) and Duke (5 months).