Mr. J



Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. J

My journey in education began with a career change from the automotive service industry. After serving as a service technician for Honda of America for 9 years, I found myself suddenly questioning the "why" of my work. While I still love working on cars in my spare time, I learned the important lesson that making one's hobby a career doesn't always guarantee a great fit. Following a period of self reflection, I knew my true place was in the classroom - and I returned to the University of Washington to complete a Bachelors of Arts in History and Social Sciences, and a Masters in Teaching. 

My Student Teaching experience was completed at Mountlake Terrace High School in 2011, under the mentorship of Dan Falk. Upon completing my initial training, I was hired by the wonderful staff at Edmonds Heights K-12 to implement their catalog of Social Science courses, along with several unique electives. My four years there produced many fond memories I'll treasure always. I began to realize, however, the commute was not something I found to be a meaningful addition to my life. As a proud North Everett resident, the choice was clear - it was time to teach where I live. 

Since 2017, I've been a member of the 6th grade ELA team here at Eisenhower. I'm fortunate to work with such an amazing community of students, parents, and staff. I'm a pretty "open book," as the saying goes - so if you've got a question please feel free to ask.