Degrees and Certifications:
BA - Psychology - Augustana College MA - School Counseling - Lewis University ISBE Type 73 License - School Service Personnel Licensed Professional Counselor - Illinois
Hello Parents and Students!
I am excited to welcome and be the Counselor for Edison's Class of 2022!
This will be my fourth year at Edison. Prior to coming to Edison I completed my counseling internship at Evergreen Park Community High School. I went on to be a counselor at Sunny Ridge Children's Services and then a Special Education Teaching Assistant at Giant Steps School for Autism before becoming a School Counselor at Stephen Decatur Middle School in Decatur, IL.
I will be working with students individually, in small groups, and as a part of classroom lessons to support their social and emotional well being, and academic success. I have a student centered approach to counseling and use techniques from a variety of counseling theories/theorists. My main job is to advocate for the needs of my students.
In my personal time I enjoy playing and coaching rugby, spending time with my wife, Megan, and our two sons (Toddler and a newborn!) and doing home improvement projects. I love tacos, scary movies, and going to sporting events and concerts.
I am looking forward to working with all of the wonderful families who are a part of Edison Middle School. I can't wait to meet my new class!