Becoming an educator was a career change clearly directed by the Lord. He had plans to use my God-given gifts and strengths to impact young people for His glory. My undergraduate and graduate studies were completed at Westfield State University where I majored in Elementary Education and was the recipient of the 2006 Dr. Wayne Hamilton Award from the WSU Department of Education. I also have a licensure certification through the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. My educational experience in the classroom started in 2007 and has involved both public and Christian school, primarily in elementary and middle school venues. The year 2014 marked my first year as a teacher at Christian Community School, and I look forward to serving the students through the guidance and spiritual ways of our Lord.
Throughout my childhood years, I attended Chicopee Public Schools. Upon my high school graduation, I enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. I served eight years achieving the rank of sergeant and had the opportunity to witness God’s creations throughout the world, both the pleasurable and the disturbing. It is for that reason that I am especially thankful for what God has bestowed upon me. Upon my honorable discharge from military service, I worked as a department manager for a textile manufacturer and became highly involved in coaching youth sports at various levels. It was during that time that I met my wife, Alice. We have resided In Easthampton, MA since 1997. My wife and I have two beautiful daughters who are precious gifts from God. We attend Word of Grace Church in Westfield and are involved with the children’s ministry.
As an educator and disciple, I have the responsibility to nurture each child by incorporating the “fruits of the Spirit,” which will allow each one to blossom and mature as one of God’s followers. Furthermore, I wish to empower every child with their learning using practical methods that best fit his or her needs. I believe that every child has a gift to achieve such learning and that I must encourage each one to fulfill his or her potential. Lastly, I wish to iterate that “learning is an ongoing process,” both spiritually and educationally. It behooves all humankind to understand that God has a purpose for learning and that all must embrace such instruction, the Lord’s Scriptures, to fulfill one’s God-ordained destiny and purpose in life.
Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Ephesians 3:19: “And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fullness of God.”