Assistant Head of School, Prep Campus
B.A. Biology – Westminster College, Fulton, MO
Certified in Montessori Education 6-9
Certified in Florida Elementary Education K-6
Certified in 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 positions. In 2005, I led a team that launched a new middle school program, and I later served as its first principal.
In 2006, I was deployed for a year and a half where I served 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 in 2008 and resumed my role as director of the secondary program. By 2012, our reach expanded from middle school to include a high school, 9th-grade program.
As assistant head of school at SMA Prep, I have the opportunity to engage my educational leadership, military background, and passion for educating adolescents. I have the privilege to help develop student leaders in a creative and engaged learning process.
Phone: 941. 877. 7737 ext. 3104