I am a comprehension-based educator and second language acquisition enthusiast. I love helping teachers to learn a scientifically-supported approach to developing fluency. I am constantly trying to improve my own instruction and innovate better ways to engage students and facilitate language acquisition in the classroom.
I received my B.A. in Psychology and in Exercise and Sport Science from UNC Chapel Hill. I taught English in Honduras for 3 years as a part of my service as a Youth Development Volunteer in the Peace Corps and after as Director of Operations for the Honduras Educational Development Assistance Corp. My Honduran wife and I return to Honduras in the summer months, and I have volunteered in the schools to support English instruction. I taught Spanish to grades 3-8 at the Edgartown School in Massachusetts as well as teaching an Adult class. Currently, I teach to grades 7 and 8 at Charlotte Preparatory School in North Carolina.