I have many pets at home. My two adorable Boxers just turned 2 this July. Their names are Morphius and Maggie; a brother and sister team that are quite spoiled, since I treat them as if they were my children! I also have a 50-gallon fishtank which holds a variety of community fish. Bala Sharks, Clown Loaches, and Gouramies are a few of the species in the tank.
I love to paint! I paint mostly abstract and geometric pieces and have several works on display throughout my home. Many of my closest friends have asked me to paint something for their homes. I try to paint year-around, but complete the majority of my pieces during the summer months!
I didn’t always know that teaching was my dream. When I was a boy I wanted to drive a garbage truck! Yuck, smelly!!! As I got older I became interested in architecture and design but that didn’t last either. I was sure I found my niche when I decided to follow in my father’s footsteps and become a police officer. I finished college with a degree in criminal justice but then something told me I wasn’t meant for a career in law enforcement.I was pleasantly surprised after a weekend of reflection when I realized that at every job I had ever held I loved training and instructing others. I was always playing with my niece and nephew and enjoyed helping them with their schoolwork. Then I decided to visit my favorite teacher as I was growing up, Mrs. Watson - 3rd grade. After spending a day in her classroom I began looking into the educational requirements and other related information for teachers in Arizona. I began the elementary school teaching program at the University of Arizona wishing to become a third grade teacher, just like Mrs. Watson. But, as you already know, I am not teaching third grade. After observing in first grade and kindergarten classrooms, the utterly adorable, curious and energetic little faces of kindergarteners had me hooked!
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