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About me: I have been teaching since 2003. I graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science, but found I no longer looked forward to 30 years sitting at a computer. I had always been interested in linguistics and enjoyed working with young people, so I began studying to become an ESL teacher. Eventually that led to my working in Japan for 5 years at Hagiwara Elementary School in Gero. I moved back to the U.S. in 2012, and worked at Sanford Creek Elementary school as the technology teacher while I finished my Master's degree at NCSU. After that I taught 5th grade at Lockhart Elementary. I have developed a fascination with math during my time teaching, and was happy to come to Clayton Middle School in 2016 to teach it.
My wife Mayu is also a teacher. I have two children: my daughter Mira, and my son Sai. My family loves to play with legos, read books, and play board games.