Phone: (952) 491-8316
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts - Gustavus Adolphus College; Master of Arts - Saint Mary's University of MN; Administrative Licensure - University of MN
Assistant Principal's Message
I am very proud to be the Assistant Principal at Grandview Middle School. This will be my 12th year as a professional educator and my 6th year at GMS. Prior to arriving at GMS, I taught 5th Grade for three years in Montgomery, MN and I also taught 1st Grade for three years in Los Angeles, CA. Along with my Assistant Principal duties here at GMS, I am also the Mound Westonka High School Head Football Coach.
We have an outstanding group of students and staff and a very supportive community. My main goals for 2018-2019 school year are to build positive relationships with all students and parents, promote positive behavior, academic success for all students, and school safety. This includes reducing bullying types of behaviors.
We use a four tiered approach which includes education, prevention, interventions, and maintenance. My time as an educator has given me the understanding and importance of good social skills for adolescents.
Good social skills are critical to successful functioning in life. These skills enable us to know what to do and how to behave in diverse situations. Below I've listed some positive consequences of good social skills. When students have a full repertoire of social skills they will have the ability to make social choices that will develop relationships and facilitate success in school.
1.) Positive and safe school environment.
2.) Child resiliency in the face of future crisis or other stressful life events.
3.) Students who seek appropriate and safe avenues for aggression and frustration.
4.) Children who take personal responsibility for promoting school safety.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. You can also fill out an Assistant Principal Report Form for any issues by clicking the link below. I look forward to working with you to make this school year the best possible learning experience and environment for your child!
GO White Hawks!!
Head Football Coach
"Education is not a preparation for life; Education is life itself."