Assistant Head of School, Prep Campus
B.A. Biology – Westminster College
M.Ed. Educational Leadership - American College of Education
Montessori Education 6-9
Elementary Education K-6
Engineering & Technology Education 6-12
U.S. Army Reserves (ret), 22 years of service, Medical Service & Civil Affairs
I began my educational career as a Montessori educator and have served in various teaching and leadership roles. In 2005, I led a team that launched a new middle school program and later served as its first principal.
Serving as a Major in the U.S. Army, I was deployed for a year and a half as the commander of an Army Civil Affairs unit in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Our unit provided humanitarian assistance with a focus on building and refurbishing schools, clinics, hospitals, and water wells throughout the Horn of Africa. I returned home to Sarasota and resumed my role as director of a secondary program. I am now retired from the Army with 22 years of service.
As Assistant Head of School for SMA Prep, I am inspired by the creativity and dedication of our educators and excited to use my educational leadership, military experience, and passion to help young adolescents develop as life-long learners.
Phone: 941. 877. 7737 ext. 3104