Team: Jaguars

Subject Taught: Math

Years at Curtis: 14 Years


Colleges Attended: U.S. Coast Guard Academy (New London, Connecticut)

Hobbies: 1) Visiting Amusement Parks throughout the world (Google Alton Towers or Cedar Point). 2) Body-surfing in the ocean. 3) Hiking new trails/exploring new cities. 4) Video Games. 5) Any type of thrill-seeking activities. 6) Farting on chickens.

Interesting Facts: 1) Military officer in the U.S. Coast Guard Academy - "Swim Calls" - I have swam in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean with over 40 dolphins, 2 blue whales, and 1 shark (which obviously the crew had to immediately return to the boat). I was also in charge of the top of the Main Mast of the Tall Ship Eagle for 2 summers (Google It) 2) In 8th grade, I fake being terminally ill for 2 months so I could play video games on a Commodore 64 (Google It). I did not tell my mom until I was 23 years old. 3) My three rat dogs are all strays from the Curtis Quad. 4) I see the "Dark Side of the Moon" every night (Floyd's version, not Lil Wayne) 5) Computer Programmer/Systems Analyst/Project Manager of an International Computer Software Company during my 20s - based in Manchester, England. 6) Favorite band is "Green Day". Favorite movie is "Tombstone". Favorite book is "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest". Favorite TV - "Two and 1/2 Men" (Google It). 7) I have lived in 8 states (IN, OH, MA, AK, ME, RI, CA, CT - Google It). Favorite cites - Boston, Chicago, San Diego, Puerto Vallarte, New Orleans, and S.B. (represent)

Inspirational Quote: “A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” ― Albert Einstein

Favorite thing about Curtis: Each teacher on campus has extreme passion and a different style of inspiring students. Every student has a unique style of learning and individuality which gives me hope for the future. I also like to interrupt Mr. Tejada and Mr. Velazaquez class, mocking Mr. Mejia (being balder) and Mr. Hewlett (Canadian - seriously?), and just being a "kid" again. The students make our campus - I would not want to teach at any other school in the nation