Appointed 2009 and 2013
What do you do at CRMS?
I teach physics, robotics, and game design. I also coach the mountain bike team and the robotics team.
What is your favorite part of a CRMS day?
Whoa. That’s a hard one. I love seeing the creativity of my computer science students as they each find their own solution to the current challenge. For me, that creative problem solving is what I really want my students to learn and take away from my classes.
What is your favorite thing about coaching the bike team?
While I don’t see it day to day, the growth of individual bike racers over a given season or during their time at CRMS is probably the most rewarding part of my job. Wheeler ’20 and his brother Whitton ’18 were perfect examples of this. They were both so small as 9th graders that they’d get dropped on a paved downhill while the team was coasting. As 12th graders, they were amongst the best riders in the state.
What advice do you have for students interested in pursuing STEM?
Don’t be afraid to ask questions. It’s the only way to learn. It’s the only way to get better. And! Everyone that you see who has been successful in a STEM career had to ask 1000’s of questions to get where they are.