About Me

I am currently the technology coordinator at Norris Public Schools. I grew up in Southeast Nebraska on a farm east of Lincoln. I graduated from Waverly High School and received my B.S.  and M.S  from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. Upon graduation, I taught agricultural education and FFA for St. Paul Public Schools. Then my life changed (for the better)........ I met my wife, Jean. After getting married we moved to Plymouth Nebraska where I taught agricultural education at Tri County Public Schools for ten years. My wife taught business classes for Beatrice Public School until our first child came along.

We currently have 3 children: Cara, Jamie and Ryan.

I started at Norris Public Schools in the fall of 1998 as technology coordinator. As technology coordinator, I work closely with our Network Administrator, Bryan Williams.  I enjoy working with students and staff to incorporate technology in all facets of education.

I have also served as an adjunct instructor for Doane College since 1996 where I have taught 50+ classes on a variety of technology subjects for educators.

My interest in technology started early in my teaching career utilizing online bulletin boards and resources prior to the development of the Internet. I was one of the early adopters to utilize class web pages to automate mt classroom and student organization duties.  My interest in technology as well as providing in-services for fellow teachers guided me to become a technology coordinator.

Our campus-wide wireless network includes a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policy. Our district was one of the first in Nebraska to adopt Google Apps for our entire district. Early on I realized the potential of Google Apps and was the first technology coordinator in Nebraska to purchase and deploy Chromebooks.

I am passionate about technology and believe technology is a tool that should be utilized by every educator. I believe technology will not replace teachers but enhance their teaching abilities.  I believe the use of technology and problem-solving are two of the best skills we can teach our students.