1st year at St. Damian
Six years military experience
Four years professional experience
BS in Sociology from Arizona State University
Master of Arts in Teaching candidate at Dominican University
I am very excited to begin my first year of teaching at St. Damian. I come from a family of educators, and when I first began work as a paraprofessional at a middle school, I knew education was my calling. I love being able to share my knowledge with students, and I live for those "light bulb moments" when students realize they just learned something new. As a Catholic educator, I believe every child is capable of learning. I strive to be a living example of the faith to all my students.
When I am not in school, I enjoy spending time with family and taking care of my many pets - furry and scaly! I have two dogs, two geckos, a bearded dragon, a tegu lizard, and a monitor lizard. I also love to travel, and I am a Cubs fan. Email Mr. Vandewiel