I graduated from Calvin College with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Physics with secondary education certification. After teaching one year of middle school math and science, I started teaching Physics and Physical Science at South Christian High School. I also have a Master’s degree in Educational Technology with an emphasis on teaching Physics. Outside of school, I enjoy running (including an occasional marathon) and spending time with my family. My wife, Vanessa, is a manager at the Caledonia and Cascade branches of the Kent District Library. My son, Alec, is working toward a doctoral degree in Physical Therapy, and my daughter, Annie, is working toward a degree in public health.