I am thrilled to be a part of the McAullife community as your 6th Grade Social Studies teacher. I have lived in S. California, New York and Michigan, but Colorado is where I call home. I come to McAuliffe after a variety of great experiences with Americorps, City and Non-Profit Outdoor Recreation Programs and as an Expeditionary Learning Teacher. My passion is facilitating and creating learning experiences that challenge and empower students to dig deeper, ask questions and become positive leaders in their communities. My wife Kate, also a teacher, and I have lived in the City Park neighborhood for about six years, and we spend as much time as possible backpacking, skiing, hiking and camping.