Middle School Teacher (Mathematics)

What do you love the most about St. Charles?

I work with great staff, students, and their families. I enjoy getting to know the students outside of the math classroom (sometimes, as a coach) and learning more about the whole person. I love the challenges that math presents to some students and the “ah-hah!” moment when they finally grasp a topic that has been giving them difficulty.

How does our faith-based environment affect what you accomplish with the kids?

At St. Charles, our faith isn’t just a daily religion class; it is interwoven in everything we do from class prayer, weekly Mass, observance of holy days, reconciliation, and the list goes on. I feel we are building good people, in heart, mind, and soul. I love the part I play in helping my students get to heaven!

Share a bit about yourself.

I grew up in Roseville, MN, and attended South Dakota State University. I earned a BS in mechanical engineering then entered active duty, serving in the US Army for about 10 years. I earned an MSA from Central Michigan University and an MAEd from University of Phoenix. I taught for the US Army, the University of Maryland (UMUC-Italy), and high school in McAlester, Oklahoma. This is my ninth year teaching for the archdiocese. I have three children: The oldest is married, the second is attending college this fall, and the youngest is attending high school at DeLaSalle in Minneapolis. I enjoy traveling, working on home projects, and spending time with my family and friends.

In addition to teaching at St. Charles, I coach girls’ volleyball and basketball, administer the ALEKS Program, and assist with Student Council, lunch, and recess duties.

St. Charles school is supported by St. Charles Borromeo Parish in St. Anthony Village, MN.  At St. Charles we provide a solid foundation of Faith & Knowledge for Life.  To schedule a tour, request more information, or enroll a student, please contact us by email stchbschool@gmail.com or phone (612) 781-2643Spanish option: Si prefiere una respuesta de alguien que habla espanol, por favor indiquelo en su mensaje.