2017 PHILOSOPHY VIDEO
INFORMATION ABOUT ME
(COMPLETE WITH OUTTAKES)
*** Update I attained my M.Ed. C&I Degree and principal certification soon after this video ***
"If Your pictures aren't good enough, you're not close enough"
- Robert Capa
- Robert Capa
Hello! I teach at Allen High School in Allen, Texas.
Above are some of my interests. I enjoy helping others the most. That is what I love about teaching is the honor I have in helping, learning, and growing as a person.
I love my family, running, the ketogenic lifestyle, camping, and drinking lots of coffee.
I lead workshops at conferences, travel and explore nature, box, run, and love to meet and interact with all types of cultures and people. Bottom right is our skype session I helped out with, speaking with the director of the famous documentary "My Life in China" Kenneth Eng. Top right is my friend that recently flew back to Vietnam to be with family. Colorado photograph was taken in the summer of 2015 around the Estes Park area, sunset. I also love coffee and supplying my 160 students with a mini coffee shop in my room.
I am not a fan of saying goodbyes. I prefer "see you later!"
See you later!
I take pride in creating innovative, real-world partnerships internationally to increase global awareness with my students and make meaningful connections. My innovative collaboration with my good friend from The Netherlands, Matt Clasener, was very successful in making a global connection. We share our cultural differences in a celebratory, engaging way via Adobe Connect through competitive video challenges with professional judging panels. Lately I have been involved with Boyd Elementary School with my kickstarter "The Boyd Boxers," taking 100 year-old kodak box cameras and dark room supplies and mentoring the kids on Saturdays. It was awesome!
Organizations & Experience
- M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction
- Certified Principal (TEA)
- B.A. Cinematography / Minor - Communications
- TEA Certified/Highly Qualified Teacher
- Substitute Principal, Allen High School Summer School & STAAR Remediation Sessions, Summer 2018
- Assistant Principal Internship 2017, Boyd Elementary School, Allen ISD
- Certified Teacher - Allen ISD (16 years)
- AHS Communications Department Team Lead (10+ Years)
- Member - Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA)
- Member - Association for Talent Development (ATD)
- Founder, High School Radio - www.kqks.org
- Global Awareness & Fundraising Partner - www.standingvoice.org
- Adobe Education Leader (10+ years)
- Adobe Advisory Council (2 years)
- Adobe Certified Associate: Premiere and Photoshop
- Adobe Subject-Matter Expert (Original ACA, Co-Creator - Photoshop ACA Certification Exam)