Teacher at Mountain Valley High School Since 1998
Summer STEAM Teacher Since 2015
I started teaching High School English for 10 years and then branched out into Interdisciplinary Humanties, Video Production, and Broadcast Journalism before totally changing my job and focus. I now teach technology courses including Architectural Design, Engineering and Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles.
I have had experience working with younger students as well. I am a STEAM educator for our summer and after school program teaching students coding, video game design, 3D printing and basic circuits.
Recognitions and Credentials
2014 County Teacher of the Year
Lawrence W. O'Toole Winner
WCSH 6 TV "Inspiring Educator"
I am passionate about providing good quality professional development that meets people's needs. I have almost two decades of experience teaching adult learners at all levels. I have planned and implemented PD for my school district, at statewide conferences and in online regional webinars. I was part of the team that founded EdCamp Western Maine-- a teacher-driven volunteer organized professional development event for educators that is in it's third year.
I have been fortunate enough to have been recognized by several organizations over the years. I was the 2014 Oxford County Teacher of the Year in Maine and a state semi-finalist for Teacher of the Year in 2015. I am a Lawrence O'Toole Nellie Mae "Student-Centered Learning Award winner and a two-time recipient of the SEED (Spreading Educator to Educator Developments) Developer Grant Award, and I was recently named an "Inspiring Educator" by WCSH6 TV and The Maine Education Association.
I grew up in Maine and have lived here all of my life. I graduated from the University of Maine at Farmintgon with a Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Education, concentration in English Language Arts. At the Univeristy of Maine I earned my Master's Degree in Edcuation with a focus on Instructional Technology. I am happily married to my wife, Jubilee Bailey who is also a teacher and we have an amazingly talented, smart and funny little girl named Lily.