Science 2022-23


    Hi! Welcome to my "teacher bio" page! I will not be using this website during the school year; instead, I'll use Canvas, but there are usually lots of hits on this page in August when, presumably, students/parents are trying to get the scoop on their new teachers, so here goes...

    I've been teaching 9th grade science, chemistry, and physics at Neshaminy High School since the 2008/09 school year.
    Since I've been at the high school, I've taught Integrated Science, Foundations of Chemistry, "College Prep" Chemistry, Honors Chemistry, "College Prep" Physics, and Honors Physics.
    I like to think of myself as an understanding and reasonable guy, but I hope to expect a lot from my students (I aim for the tough, but fair kind of teacher).
    If you see my name on your schedule for Integrated Science, I'm excited to be back! It's been a minute for me with freshmen and I'm excited to get to know you! Most of Integrated Science is Chemistry and Physics (both of them are sorta my specialty) so I'm excited about that! We also will learn some introductory biology which is not exactly my cup of tea, but I look forward to learning some new things along with all of you!
    If you see me for Physics I, I'm also excited to be back! I've been out of physics for a while and I'm looking forward to getting back into it. In Physics I, you should expect a fairly math-heavy introduction to physics. We'll cover all the topics you'd see in a college-level physics I class and about half of the topics you'll see in physics II. It'll be a bunch of algebra, some fun labs, and a lot of numbers. 
    Aside from teaching, my wife, Rachael, and I have three pretty small boys. As I type this, our oldest, Sam is 5, "centerpiece" Rhett is 4, and our youngest, Ben, is 3. As you'd expect, things are pretty chaotic around here. Aside from keeping up with the boys, I enjoy spending time with Rachael (as you'd hope, right?), traveling (although, that has super slowed down lately, haha), reading (currently reading book 2 from the Three Body Problem by Cixin Liu), watching movies/TV, listening to music (think 88.5 WXPN kinda stuff), and hanging with friends/family. If you ask Rach, I'm way too invested in sports (Dodgers, Packers, Celtics, and Flyers). I live in Churchville and, if you're reading this in August, there's a pretty good chance that I'm preparing for some fantasy football drafts at this very moment! I graduated from Neshaminy a looooong while back and I'm a Penn State (undergrad) and Temple (grad) alum. Oooh - I almost forgot! My brother is a Guidance Counselor here! He's great!