Options Staff Directory
After 16 years teaching in a traditional learning environment, I am so excited for a change and Options seems like a great fit! I spent my first 10 years of teaching in St. Paul, MN and then taught in rural Iowa for the past 6. I’m so pumped to be back in urban education!
I love to work with Alternative Education students. I have had the honor to work with this population for more than twenty years and have learned so much from my students and families. It is very important to me to be able to build relationships and help students overcome barriers to be successful in the classroom and outside the classroom.
I’m excited about educating students about career pathways and how to get them there!
I am excited to be a part of this program where teachers and students work together to make their life and academic goals happen.
I am incredibly grateful to be able to work at Options—the students and staff here are truly amazing. The students are resilient, the staff is compassionate, and both are incredibly dedicated to helping each other succeed.
I love helping students realize that a non-traditional path is still a path that leads to success.
I have been on a team in an Alternative Educational setting for the entire 11 years of my career, am overjoyed for the invitation to be a part of this one, and am glad I made the change to Options. “Be who you needed when you were younger” is the opportunity I am truly afforded here.
It gives me joy to serve my community on a daily basis. I’m thankful to work in such a rewarding profession and at a place like Options Academy.
I have been working with Alternative Students for 26 years. I love watching them grow into better versions of themselves and Options is a great place to do that. Graduation is the best day of the year. Our students have so much to offer the world.
Relationships. I have always been a people first kind of guy.
I have been teaching Science for 27 years. 21 years in the regular classroom and the last 6 in the Flex program at East High. I am looking forward to helping our Options, and Community Partner students finish their science and pursue their next goal after high school.