Education at a boarding school
Educating young men at a boarding schoolis very unique. Being a successful educator at a boarding school requires several different skill sets. As I approach my day I often catch myself wondering how my students are doing. I wonder how their families are doing, how is life in the dorms, or how was breakfast? Being a teacher at a boarding school presents me with many responsibilities. Some days I am a counselor, mentor, father figure, or advisor. These are the roles that I play on a daily basis at Subiaco Academy. I accept the fact that I must be all of these to the best of my ability in order to fulfill the expectations of the parents who have entrusted me with their child. I use my skills as a teacher and coach to help instill the qualities that each student will need to be successful in college and most importantly in life. I want to prepare these young men to be great people, fathers, husbands, and citizens. I want to get to know and understand my students through relationships built on mutual respect and understanding. My favorite aspect of teaching and coaching at Subiaco Academy is when I watch those thirteen year old boys walk across that stage at graduation as eighteen year old mature young men ready to take on the world.
My passion for sports and the outdoors was developed during the years of my childhood growing up in Little Rock, Arkansas. I started playing sports at the tender age of five. I played football, basketball, and baseball until I was out of high school and continued my love of baseball through college. Sports afforded me the opportunity to develop the skills necessary to be successful in the world that we live in today. My parents introduced me to the outdoors when I was young. Camping was a means for our family to come together and spend quality time with each other. I continue to love the outdoors and have been riding horses now for ten years. Living in theArkansas River Valley and having access to many trails and tough terrain has provided me with an ongoing appreciation of "saddling my horse" and exploring places that I otherwise could not get to. Horseback riding puts me in a quiet place where I have the opportunity to think, reflect, relax and getaway from the outside distractions of the world that we live in today. I also like fishing, hunting, camping and planting my spring garden.