Where did you grow up?
Elk Grove, California
Where did you go to college?
Loyola Marymount University
What was your college mascot?
When did you first know that you wanted to be a teacher or work in education?
I remember it exactly: November 2006. I was working at an AIDS orphanage in Kenya, and I realized I wanted to work with young people for a career.
Why did you become a teacher or choose the field of education?
I like helping people fulfill their potential. I think most people had a teacher or two who really made a big impact on them. I wanted to be that guy. I knew that I couldn’t be that for all of my students, but I wanted to, at the very least, make them like school a little bit better and to have a positive impact in some way.
If you were an app, which app would you be and why?
Probably Explain Everything. Explain Everything lets you creatively share knowledge, build understanding and communicate effectively. It lets everyone become a teacher.