Thanks for taking a look at my page. I am a Scandinavian/German American; I was born in Michigan, have lived in Pennsylvania, England (UK), Ontario (Canada), California, and since 2005 on the Waiʻanae Coast of Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi. My family and community valued school, independent learning, and ongoing reflection, and taught me to constantly pursue, integrate and apply new information. I studied classical languages and language education, and worked as a translator and editor of 18th century Neo-Latin. As the use of computers in publishing grew, I turned into an IT worker and online service provider. From 2009 to 2013, I worked as a substitute teacher in the Leeward District of Oʻahu, for the Hawaiʻi Department of Education. For the 2013-2014 school year, I am a teacher of mathematics for the Upper Academy at Waiʻanae High School. I have been married to Lori (also a teacher) since 1999, and we have five adult children living either in Hawaiʻi or Pennsylvania. I enjoy hiking, biking, music, and gadgets of every kind.
Living on the Waiʻanae Coast, I began to learn about the Hawaiian language, music, and cultural heritage, and witnessed, for the first time and close up, the effects of historic injustice, cultural conflict, and systemic poverty. This experience inspired me to try out education as a new career, to take on the challenges of learning and teaching, and to explore the diverse cultures of these islands and their interaction with the school system.
In the field of Education, I teach mathematics at Waiʻanae High School. I am also a student in a teacher licensing program at the University of Hawaiʻi. Before that I spent four years as a substitute teacher for the Leeward District of Oʻahu, which includes the “hard to staff” Waiʻanae and Nānākuli Complexes, as well as Kapolei, Campbell, Waipahu and Pearl City Complexes.
In the field of Education I have been admitted to
In the field of Information Technology, I support users of personal computers running the GNU/Linux, Microsoft Windows, and Apple OS X operating systems, and maintained a variety of Internet services. I have provided computer support at Nānākuli Elementary School / Ke Kula Kaiapuni Hawaiʻi o Nānākuli. I have provided field service for Dell computers in business, school and home office settings, and upgraded POS systems for banks and major retailers on Oʻahu.
In the field of Information Technology, I obtained the following certifications:
Mahalo for your interest!