Welcome 6th grade students and parents to the beginning of the middle school journey. As I will have the school year to learn about your children and yourselves I feel it's important for you all to know some about myself.
I have been working in North Bergen going on 13 years. Throughout those years I have been lucky to call Horace Mann my only home school. I am a graduate of New Jersey City University and a local kid of Hudson County.
I began teaching 5th grade at Horace Mann which I accomplished for 9 years. Leading into my 10th year of teaching the 6th grade was becoming departmentalized and I jumped at the opportunity to teach two of my favorite subjects in school.
Aside from teaching I was the girls basketball coach at Horace Mann for 10 years and was lucky enough to bring 4 championships to Horace Mann which I take great pride in. I have come out of retirement to coach the boys team this year to bring home that missing boys championship. Let's Go Cougars!!!
I am a father of 3 girls 2 which are in college in 1 that will begin 4th grade so I understand the struggle of being a working parent and I am committed to working with your children and yourselves to make our learning circle a success.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world- Nelson Mandela