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I was born and raised in Springfield, Illinois. I graduated from Southeast in 1995 and attended Lincoln Land Community College, where I received my Associates in Science. Afterwards, I attended University of Illinois at Springfield, graduating with a Bachelors in Mathematics and a Minor in Education. My first teaching job was at Washington Middle School, where I taught Math, Science, and Social Studies as a permanent sub for a semester.
My top passion outside of school is in producing and recording music. This passion has led me to build my own recording studio as well as to move to Atlanta, Georgia to work on a cd project. In order to build this studio, I worked part time jobs as a janitor and dock worker at Famous Barr. Working extra hours and recording/producing was exhausting, but I feel as though I made it through because it was something I was determined to accomplish.
The past 4 years I have been coaching basketball. I started with the 6th grade team at Franklin Middle School for one year, then I was asked to coach the freshmen team at Southeast. It has been a very different venture, that is filled with all ranges of emotions. Fortunately, I am part of a coaching staff that treats each other like family and extends that same care and love to every player in the system. I believe our program has been successful because of this bond, and I will hate to see it go whenever it is time for me to quit coaching.
In all of my years of success, failure, and everything in between, I have learned to follow one rule: appreciate what you have while you have it, or you end up with regret when it is no longer around. If you make the most of every moment you have, life is more willing to send you more good moments.
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