I earned a BS in Social Science from Lewis Clark State College. I also attended classes at N.I.C and the U of I. I graduated Magna cum lade and am certified to teach all history/government classes grades 6-12.I teach seventh grade World Cultures. As a component of my class we discuss current events and tie those events to topics we are discussing in class.I retired from the US Army in 2003, completed my degree and have been at Canfield ever since. I have traveled extensively and have been introduced to countless cultures from around the world. I also have an operational farm where my wife and I raise cattle, angora goats, sheep, chickens, turkeys, geese and hogs. We have just recently added an apiary (Honey Bees) to our farm.My farming experience and travels have given me a unique perspective that has proven invaluable in teaching my students about the cultures and history of our global community.