What did you do right after graduation?
I spent two years at Rend Lake College, in Illinois, playing junior college baseball and studying criminal justice. I then attended Blackburn College, a Division III school in Illinois, where I also played baseball and studied criminal justice. I then completed the MAT program through the University of the Cumberlands.
Please describe DeSales in three words.
Faith. Brotherhood. Tradition
Where are you and what are you doing now?
I am currently teaching at North Bullitt HS and pursuing my Rank I as an educator in January.
What do you like most about what you are doing?
I like being in a position to teach and be a role model to the younger generation.
What is your favorite memory about DeSales?
My favorite memory would have to be the Intramural Basketball Championship my senior year.
Who influenced you most during your time at DeSales?
Coach Hammond and Mr. P influenced me the most. Those two taught me that nothing comes easy but if you work hard enough for it you can achieve whatever it is you want to achieve.
What classes and learning experiences did you have at DeSales that are beneficial to the work you do?
Coach Mac's World Civ class because that is one of the subjects I am currently teaching and have been teaching in my first 2 years.
What is the most important thing you learned while you were at DeSales?
The most important thing I learned is that nothing comes easy. You have to put in the work for the opportunity to be successful. Success is never a given but if you work hard enough you can put yourself in a position to be successful.
What advice do you have for current (or potential) students at DeSales?
Follow YOUR dream. I put ‘your’ in capital letters because your dream is sacred to you. There will be doubts, there will be friends and maybe even family that tell you otherwise but you have to have faith in your dreams and chase them with everything you have.
What do you like to do in your free time?
I like to play slow pitch softball and do landscaping
What’s next for you/where do you see yourself in five years?
I am currently chasing an AP position and hope to make a difference in the education field as an administrator.