It is truly a blessing to work here in Mount Pleasant and serve as the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction and Administrative Services. I have been in public education in New York for over twenty years and this is now my ninth year in Wildcat Country! Before serving at the district level, it was an honor to be the Principal of Westlake Middle School.
Prior to coming to Mount Pleasant, I was the Assistant Principal of Ardsley Middle School. While there, I completed my Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) at the University of Pennsylvania in Educational Leadership Studies. My dissertation is about the interpersonal characteristics and structural conditions that lead to teacher collaboration, which is critical for a high-achieving school system.
Before arriving in Ardsley, I began my leadership journey in Pelham as the K-5 Staff Development Coordinator for their elementary schools and as a Technology Coach. During the summers, I was the Summer School Principal of Mamaroneck High School and a Summer School Director in the New York City Public School System. It was during this time that I received my Master's Degree in Education Administration from Fordham University.
I began my career as a teacher in Washington Heights in New York City, where I also coached high school football. During my time in the city, I earned a Master's Degree in Teaching from Pace University. I then applied to teach in Westchester County, initially teaching in White Plains, followed by Pelham.
A native of Virginia, I attended the University of Virginia as an undergraduate and continue to be a proud alum. Go Wahoos! I live nearby in Mamaroneck with my wife and two daughters, who keep their father very busy when I am not in Mount Pleasant.