Phone: 909.3075540 ext 55415
Degrees and Certifications:
BA MA BEd SPED Mild/Moderate
For the past 10 years, I taught at Benjamin Franklin Elementary in Riverside. I live in Redlands and was introduced to Kimberly Elementary when my daughter started in Mrs. Sousa's 1st-grade class. She is now in 4th Grade with Ms. Schreiber, and my youngest daughter is in Mrs. Haskins' 2nd Grade class. Their wonderful experiences at this school helped encourage me to seek a teaching opportunity with the Redlands District and I'm so happy to be at Kimberly. The 2018-2019 school year will be my 14th year teaching. Over the years I have taught 4th Grade, 5th Grade, and 6th Grade, and I have taught reading intervention to all grades, and Special Education in a mild-moderate SDC setting. I always enjoy seeing students learn new things and increase their awareness of their world. My goal is to help students become better global citizens. I aim to teach with a growth mindset philosophy. Please see the link to more resources on this topic.
I bring a global view to my teaching. I was born in South Africa and moved to Canada when I was 23. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Political Studies, a Masters of Arts degree in Political Studies, a Bachelor of Arts in Education and a special education Credential. I began teaching in Canada in the 2005/2006 school year and moved the Redlands area in 2008 when my wife was offered a teaching position at California State University San Bernardino, where she is now the chair of the History Department and Professor of African history.
I am a Google Certified Educator and enjoy incorporating technology into academic work to augment, modify and redefine how students can learn and demonstrate understanding in the digital age. I plan to incorporate a lot of art into our work. I'm an avid recreational cyclist and love traveling.