my family; super-star wife, budmon brothers & funkadelic sisters (cartagena)
Velocity & Acceleration live zipline Lab; wicked smart students! (timberline adventures)
Hi, and welcome... Parents, students and community. This year is number 20 for your's truly. Teacher-ing, was probably the least likely career choice had you asked 18 year old werner. At 18, my goal was simply to be a "professional skier, and then fighter pilot",,, aka modern day "ski bum" skiing in the winter and living in a "van down by the river" in the summer, thank you Chris Farley.
We'll, it partially worked out in that I was on the US Collegiate Alpine National team (great memories) and also made a "sort of " living as an outdoor guide with ROW adventures (raft guiding) & guiding with various other companies/endeavors throughout north, central & south america. Oh, and I did do college (somewhere in there), however, if you take my Personal Finance class, I'll sing to you the praises of the "Trades" (I think I would have made a pretty darn good electrician or HVAC tech, not easy work).
Anyways, a career in skiing never really materialized, mainly bc, well, I just wasn't as good as my 20 year old ego told me I was, & I shredded a ligamentint in a downhill race at Killington Vermont. Thus, my degree from the University of Wisconsin came in handy, gifting me 8 great years as a systems analyst & software engineer in the banking & aerospace industries (yea, I nerd-ed out a bit, taking lots of math and cs (computer science) to help balance all the fun at U Wisconsin. Wells Fargo, Chase, Bank of America, CitiBank, Boeing & Airbus were some of the companies I had the privilege of working for/with.
Being a little athletic always kept me around sports and thus coaching; Soccer Coahing, Alpine Race coaching, KiteSurf Instructing etc. I also share the responsibility (w my wife) of attempting to coral two kids (age 4 & 5); we lucked out with a jack and a jill.
So long story short, someone saw me yelling at kids on a soccer field and suggested I give teaching a try. 20 years later, here I am grateful for the priviledge to be teaching preCalc and personal finance to Kootenai County's best & brightest at LCHS, where all the women are strong, all the men are good looking, and all the children are above average ;)
I love the CDA SD, Lake City High school and especially this community's young people soooo much. I love my job as a teacher. As I say, it beats roofing houses during a Minnesota winter.
looking forward to trying to make you think ;)
Bachelors Degree, Computer Science & Business, University of Wisconsin
Masters Degree, Education, University of Idaho
Items needed for class
- scientific Calculator
- note book
- multiple writing utensils
** good attitude & no whining **