Hello! I have been teaching at Strain-Japan for four years now, and I have greatly enjoyed my time here. This community has been very welcoming, and it feels like we are one enormous family. I have been married to my wife Samantha for 9 years, and we have a wonderful 6-year-old named Kamryn who is now in Mrs. Wilson's first-grade class. I teach middle school English and Reading, as well as computers and coding. I enjoy coaching my daughter's baseball and soccer teams and look forward to helping with the Eagle Claw Wrestling program, I have led an after-school Dungeons & Dragons club for Middle School students for the past two years, which has been a great success. I enjoy reading and listening to audiobooks in my free time. I love playing video games, hunting, and any outdoor physical activity that gets my family and me active. In class, my students and I read many books together.
To kick off this school year, my middle school students are reading Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game, S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders, and Louis Sachar's Holes in 8th, 7th, and 6th grade respectively.