Associate Degree from Illinois Central College, Bachelor Degree from Western Illinois University.
33 years: 4 years at Cerro Gordo, 2 years at Monmouth, 2 years at Illini Central, 1 year at Beason, and 24 years at IVC.
I have been teaching in the IVC school district for 24 years. I will teach 6th and 8th grade Social Studies for the 2017-18 school year. I have coached sophomore baseball, varsity baseball, high school girls basketball at the sophomore and freshmen level at IVC High School. I was the assistant girls basketball coach at Mossville for few years and coached girls basketball at CEC for one season. I currently coach the CEC Junior High baseball team, Junior High boys basketball team and the IVC FS softball team.
All of my family are proud to say we are IVC graduates. My wife Jean, works at South School in the Bright Future program. I have two children, a daughter Abi (29) and a son, Chris (27). Abi has a degree from MiIlikin University and a Masters degree from the University of Illinois and currently lives in Washington, Maine and is employed as a Social Worker.
My son Chris graduated from Illinois State University and played professional baseball for 3 years in the Milwaukee Brewers organization. Chris is a partner in a company called “K’s” Academy in Normal, Illinois. It is geared toward improving baseball players into better players by teaching them proper training techniques.
My wife and I are looking forward to Chris and his wife Hanna having our first grandchild in late Feburary. We have a golden retriever named Griffey.