Born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, I attended the University of Kansas in the early 1990s. After college, I moved to Colorado to pursue a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Colorado. I started my career in education teaching English as a second language to immigrant students at Ranum High School in Westminster, Colorado. I was a middle school and high school administrator in Westminster for four years until I moved to Denver Public Schools in July of 2011. My wife Shelby and I have two daughters, Kelsey and Delaney. We have lived in Northeast Denver since 2003 and are very excited about the opportunities presented by opening a new middle school in the community where we live. We love to travel and spend time outdoors.