I am very excited for the opportunity to be part of such an outstanding school district. I look forward to serving the school, district, and the community as the superintendent of Gifford C.C.S.D. #188! I will be starting my twenty-fifth year as an educator. I truly love being an educator and having the opportunity to work in a school. I have been fortunate to have spent at least six years at each of the three levels of school--elementary, junior high, and high school. I have served as a teacher, coach, dean of students, athletic director, assistant principal and principal. I had the opportunity to visit Gifford Grade School a few times this past school year while school was still in session. It was a great experience to see our students and staff during the school day, giving me a great perspective of how truly great of a school we have. When talking to people in Gifford and those outside of the community who have ties to here, I have seen, heard, and felt a great deal of pride when it comes to Gifford Grade School and the Village of Gifford. I very much look forward to meeting every student, every parent and family member and members of the community. Please feel free to reach out or stop by the school and let me know if there is anything I can do to help. I am ready to soar into the school year! Go Eagles!