TES is a progressive school with outstanding educators that are dedicated to facilitating and fulfilling the school mission.
Tonganoxie Elementary School will develop well rounded, successful students with a passion for lifelong learning in a safe, cooperative environment supported by families and community members.
This is my 11th year at TES. Previously, I was a principal at Marshall Elementary in Eureka, Kansas, and before that, the principal/PE teacher at St. Mary's School in Ellis, Kansas. I was a fifth/sixth grade teacher and football coach during a span of five years in Fleming, Colorado and Agra/Kirwin, Kansas. I attended Colby Community College and Fort Hays State University, where I earned my undergraduate and graduate degrees. I am a native of Hoxie, Kansas and in my free time, I love hunting, fishing, gardening, landscaping, and reading. My wife, Jessica, and I, have two boys, Luke and Brayden who both attend TES.
Tonganoxie is a special community that truly cares and values the education of children. I believe that honesty, high expectations, and compassion are essential in our profession and should be present in every classroom and exhibited by all staff members at all times. Feel free to stop by the TES office to visit with me anytime. I look forward to a great 2016-17 school year and thank you for partnering with us in the education of your child.