It is a pleasure to serve the Bainbridge Island School District at Woodward Middle School. I am looking forward to another great year. Woodward is a wonderful place to work and to learn. We are blessed with an amazing staff and supportive community that all work together to make this one of the best middle schools in the nation.
I grew up in Poulsbo until age eight when my family moved to Ketchikan, Alaska. I spent the next ten years in Alaska and enjoyed fishing, hunting, and even managed to waterski every summer! I try to return to the familiar waters of SE Alaska every few years to fish and visit friends and relatives. I attended Pacific Lutheran University for both my undergraduate degree and Masters in School Administration. In addition to teaching math for many years for BISD, I have worked as a TV station manager, air freight deliveryman, millwright helper, carpenter, landscaper, and many other interesting jobs.
My wife, Debbie, is a concert pianist. She has been playing the piano since age four and currently has 45 students in her studio. She plays with the Bremerton Symphony and recently completed a term on the board of the National Music Teachers Association. Our daughter, Melanie, is a vocal music and piano teacher and graduated from PLU in 2005. Our son, Mark, graduated from Gonzaga in 2007 and began a career as an actuary. They are both terrific kids and we enjoy spending time with them whenever we can. We have three granddaughters and one grandson. We love spending time with each of them.
My hobbies include reading, basketball, raquetball, carpentry and photography. I love to spend vacations traveling and visiting new places, especially places with nice hot weather! We recently traveled to Paris & Italy and loved it.
I have enjoyed every year of my experience in education and I anticipate another great year at Woodward.