Since 2006, I have helped over a dozen Colorado school districts engage families, coaching over fifty principals and presenting to hundreds of teachers. I am a certified facilitator of the Motheread/Fatherread, Family Leadership Training Institute, and the Community Café. I have facilitated hundreds of Parent Education workshops for low-income and diverse participants in English and Spanish.
While immersed in the joy, intimacy and laughter common to any quality parent education program, I began wondering if some of these principles of adult learning could be infused into the school systems’ approaches to parental involvement. In 2017 I launched this service to help systems build better relationships with families, and have a much bigger impact.
I hold a Masters degree in Educational Leadership, and a Bachelor’s degree from Cornell University. I am fluent in Spanish. Having taught for five years in Peru and on the South-side of Chicago, I highly value educational equity, and have great respect for educators who work in under privileged schools.
Here are a few additional facts about me if you’re interested . . .
- I live in Boulder, Colorado with my wife and our two boys. In addition to biking, skiing, hiking and fishing, I grow raspberries.
- After college I taught English in Tacna, Peru for two years. I lived in a Peruvian village where I fell in love with the people and culture.
- I played Division I College Basketball for Cornell University as a walk-on, and still love competitive sports.
- Originally from Chicago, I root for the Cubs, the Bears, and the Bulls and have a weakness for Chicago-style hotdogs, and deep dish pizza.
- I love live music, especially Jazz and Bluegrass, and am hanging in there with my dream of learning to play guitar well one day.