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JumpStart 2019
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First Day of School
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Convocation
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6th Grade Coffee
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ES Parent Information Night
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HS Parent Information Night
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HS Retreat 2019
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HS Retreat 2019
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Labor Day
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MS Parent Information Night
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8th Grade Coffee
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6th Grade Camp Highland
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MS Retreat
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Studio 86
Senior Parent Meeting
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ES Fall Festival
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HS Turf Field
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Bible Department

Jason Kennedy

Jason Kennedy

Bible Department Chair

Undergraduate Degree: B.A. Political Science, Seattle Pacific University

Graduate Degree: M.Div, Covenant Theological Seminary

At FCS Since: 2015; 10 years total

Church Home: Christ Covenant Presbyterian

Favorite Bible Verse: There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. Romans 8:1-2

What I enjoy most: Equipping students with the knowledge and skills that will help them fulfill God's calling on their lives to love Him and their neighbor well.

Courses: Bible, A.P. Government, Government, Economics

Kirk Bullington

Rev. Phillip Bullington

Teacher

Director of Missions

Undergraduate Degree: B.M. Music Theory and Composition, Ouachita Baptist University

Graduate Degree: M.Mus. Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

At FCS Since: 2004

Church Home: First Baptist Church Roswell

Favorite Bible Verse: He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with you God. Micah 6:8

What I enjoy most: Personal interaction with the students is what I enjoy most about teaching. All of my life, I have been a Minister of Music and Youth at heart, and I enjoy the privilege of serving the Fellowship Christian School family in and out of the classroom.

Courses: 10th Grade Bible

Faculty Sponsor: Dominican Republic Mission Trip

Jimmy Stainback

James Stainback

Undergraduate Degree: B.S. Educational Services (Spanish Emphasis), Birmingham Southern College

At FCS Since: 2013

Church Home: Perimeter Church

Favorite Bible Verse: For from him and through him and to him are all things; to him be the glory forever and ever amen! Romans 11:36

What I enjoy most: I love using athletics and training to build relationship with the students and athletes in their faith and point them towards Christ.

Courses: Strength and Conditioning, Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University

Mike Kinsey

Mike Kinsey

Undergraduate Degree: B.S.Secondary Education, Asbury University

At FCS Since: 2006; Thirty-four years total

Church Home: Woodstock City Church

Favorite Bible Verse: You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. Isaiah 26:3

What I enjoy most: Interacting with and encouraging students. Sharing with them the living Word of God

Jeremy Wood

Jeremy Wood

Undergraduate Degree: B.F.A. Music and Theater, Shorter College

Education Experience: Three years at FCS

Church Home: Northside Methodist

Favorite Bible Verse: Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death. Romans 8:1-2

What I enjoy most: Giving back - my teachers were golden! I returned to visit them, and now I am giving back - doing justice to them for what they did for me.

Courses: Dramatic Arts 1, Dramatic Arts 2, Stage Production, The Artisan Soul Bible Class

English Department

Joanna Schuerman

Joanna Schuerman

English Department Chair

Undergraduate Degree: B.S. in Secondary English Education, Kennesaw State University

Graduate Degree: Master of Arts in Secondary English Education, Piedmont College

At FCS Since: 2015

Church Home: First Baptist Alpharetta

Favorite Bible Verse: Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things. Philippians 4:8

What I enjoy most: I love challenging students to think critically and creatively. I also enjoy the interaction and mentoring that happens in my classroom every day.

Courses: Introduction to Literature, AP Language and Composition, Assists in HS Theatrical Production and Artisan Literature

Amy Rambo

Amy Rambo

Undergraduate Degree:
B.A. Philosophy, Auburn University
Graduate Degree:
M.A.T. English Education, Kennesaw State University
At FCS since:
2017
Favorite Bible Verse:
Psalm 37:3

Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness.

Christy Mullis

Christy Mullis

Undergraduate Degree: B.S. in Education

At FCS Since: 2016

Total Education Experience: 7 years

Courses: Introduction to Literature; AP Literature; Honors British Literature

Church Home: His Hands Church

Favorite Bible Verse: Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you," says the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, to give you a hope and a future."

What do you enjoy most about teaching? I love connecting with my students and getting to know them throughout their time in high school and beyond.

Math Department

Liz Ray

Elizabeth Ray

Teacher

Undergraduate Degree: B.S. Secondary Math Education, University of Georgia

Graduate Degree: M.S. Ed. (Adolescent) with Mathematics Concentration, Kennesaw State University

Professional Certifications: GaPSC Secondary Mathematics Edication; ACSI

At FCS Since: 2006

Church Home: His Hands Church

Favorite Bible Verse: For you are my rock and my fortress; for your name's sake, you will lead me and guide me. Psalm 31:2

What I enjoy most: It is an honor and a joy each day to serve the Lord by teaching mathematics and instilling a passion for truth through a Christian worldview. Building relationships with students and having the opportunity to be an integral part of their development, both academically and spiritually, is an incredible gift and responsibility. What a blessing it is to awaken students' minds to the handiwork of God, whereby they are ever challenged to grow and mature as critical thinkers and problem solvers.

Courses: Honors PreCalculus, Honors Statistics, AP Statistics

Faculty Sponsor: Habitat for Humanity

Shawn Oliver

Shawn Oliver

Teacher

Undergraduate Degree: University of North Florida, Sport Management

Graduate Degree: The University of Georgia, Sport Management and Policy

Professional Certifications: ACSI Upper School Mathematics

At FCS Since: 2016

Educational Experience: 2 years as Algebra 1, Algebra 2 Honors, and College Math Readiness Teacher at University Christian School, during my undergraduate degree I completed courses that include Calculus, Business Calculus, College Trigonometry, College Algebra, Financial Accounting, Elementary Statistics, Sport Finance, and Operations Management as well as graduate level Sport Finance. Before becoming a full time teacher I worked as a substitute teacher in the Duval County School system substituting mostly for advanced level mathematics courses. During my time as a sub I was also a tutor for ACT/SAT Mathematics prep.

Church Home: Still searching for church home

Favorite Bible Verse: Deuteronomy 32:2 “Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew, like showers on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants.”

What I enjoy Most: I enjoy the fact that my work has a purpose. I get the opportunity to touch the lives of my students and to help grow them into strong young Christians ready to tackle their future. My teaching career is something that never ends, I am continuously learning and growing each day. Learning new tactics, ideas, and skills to help mold our students. I’m a life long learner and being around students who have an eagerness to learn creates a fire inside of me to grow as an educator. It also allows me to connect with my student athletes in a different setting than on the field, having multiple touch points really allows me to connect and mentor those young persons.

Courses: Geometry and Geometry Honors

Coaches: Varsity Baseball

Angela Sumpter

Angela Sumpter

Teacher

Undergraduate Degree: B.A. in Math from a University of South Florida

Graduate Degree: M.A.T Secondary Mathematics Education

Professional Certifications: GaPSC Secondary Mathematics Education

Education Experience: I have taught math for 9 years, 7 in public school and this is my second year at Fellowship

Church Home: North Point Community Church

Favorite Bible Verse: Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your path. Proverbs 3:5-6

What I enjoy most: I love to see students who start out the year feeling uneasy about mathematics gain confidence as the year goes on. It's great to see kids challenge themselves, work hard, then see the hard work pay off! To see a student grinning from ear to ear because they are so proud of their work always warms my heart. I also just like being around teenagers! It's fun seeing their personalities show and getting to know each one and their story. I can't ever imaging doing anything else - I feel like I am doing exactly what I was created to do.

Courses: Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2

Erin Sellers

Erin Sellers

Teacher

Undergraduate Degree: B.S. Computer Science, Kennesaw State University

Graduate Degree: M.Ed. Middle Childhood (Mathematics and Science), Georgia State University

At FCS Since: 2013, Eleven years total

Church Home: Johnson Ferry Baptist Church

Favorite Bible Verse: Show me your ways, LORD, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. Psalms 25:4-5

What I enjoy most: I feel that teaching is my calling. I love math and enjoy showing students they can be successful at math even though it can be challenging. I love building relationships with students by being able to encourage, mentor, and help cheer them on through life. I am thankful that God has entrusted me to have an impact on the students at Fellowship and I pray that I can glorify Him in the process.

Social Studies

Ryan Walter

Ryan Walter

Teacher, Teacher

Teacher, Department Chair

Undergraduate Degree: B.A. Social Science, Azusa Pacific University

Education Experience: Four years at FCS, Twelve years total

Professional Certifications: ACSI Certification in Secondary History

Church Home: Fellowship Bible Church

Favorite Bible Verse: Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart. as working for the Lord, not for human masters. Colossians 3:23

What I enjoy most: It is my greatest joy as a teacher to watch students grow in understanding, build discernment, learn the value of relationships, establish lifelong disciplines, and most importantly own their faith.

Courses: Geography 7, Honors Sociology

Rick Sanson

Rick Sanson

Teacher

Undergraduate Degree: B.A. Writing, Houghton College

Graduate Degree: M.A.History, Florida International University

Educational Experience: Two years at FCS, Thirty-three years total

Professional Certifications: Florida Teachers Certification (History, Bible); ACSI Lifetime Certification

Church Home: North Point Community Church

Favorite Bible Verse: "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to his purpose". Romans 8:28

What I enjoy most: It is a pleasure to guide students through the learning process and celebrate with them when they overcome obstacles along the way.

Courses: U.S.History, AP U.S.History

Jonathan Fickley

Jonathan Fickley

Teacher

Undergraduate Degree: B.A. History, Bryan College

Graduate Degree: M.A. Biblical Studies, Dallas Theological Seminary; additional graduate work in Ancient History and Biblical Archaeology, Jerusalem University College; additional work in Anthropology and Archeology, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Education Experience: Seven years at FCS, Non years total

Church Home: Calvary Chapel Woodstock

Favorite Bible Verse: "Teacher. which is the greatest commandment in the Law?" Jesus replied: "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and Prophets hang on these two commandments." Matthew 22:36-40

What I enjoy most: I enjoy the wonderful spirits of the students at Fellowship. The families at Fellowship are so generous and thoughtful. It is a joy to teach young people who walk out of class each day saying thank you for teaching them that day. My family has been blessed by so many who were caring thoughtful with the birth of John in April 2011. I look forward to John growing up and being just like so many of the students in my classroom.

Courses: AP World History, World History 10th

Jason Kennedy

Jason Kennedy

Teacher

Bible Department Chair

Undergraduate Degree: B.A. Political Science, Seattle Pacific University

Graduate Degree: M.Div, Covenant Theological Seminary

At FCS Since: 2015; 10 years total

Church Home: Christ Covenant Presbyterian

Favorite Bible Verse: There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. Romans 8:1-2

What I enjoy most: Equipping students with the knowledge and skills that will help them fulfill God's calling on their lives to love Him and their neighbor well.

Courses: Bible, A.P. Government, Government, Economics

Science Department

Traci Mcgee

Traci McGee

Teacher

Undergraduate Degree: B.S. Biology, Eastern Nazarene College

Graduate Degree: Master's of Biological Sciences, Clemson University

Education Experience: 15 years at FCS, 23 years total

Church Home: Sojourn Community Church Woodstock

Favorite Bible Verse: Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:8-9

What I enjoy most: My goal as a teacher is for my students to leave my class with a solid foundation of knowledge regarding the area of study we are engaged in exploring. I also desire to impact my students in their walk with the Lord. "Students learn what they care about, from people they care about, and who they know care about them" - Carson.

Courses: Biology Honors, AP Biology, Anatomy Honors

Cliff Hutto

Cliff Hutto

Teacher

Conceptual Physics & Forensic Science

Undergraduate Degree:
B.A. Business Management & Marketing, Valdosta State University; B.S. Environmental Geology, Georgia State University

Graduate Degree:
M. Ed. Secondary Science Education, Columbus State University

At FCS since:
August 2018

Courses: Forensics, Physics

Favorite Bible Verse Text
And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience-among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ-by grace you have been saved-and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

Ephesians 2:1-10

What do you enjoy most about working in Education?
Having the opportunity, as an educator, to have a positive impact on students and show the love of Christ through my interactions with them is the most rewarding experience that I could ask for.

Stella Peeples

Stella Peeples

Teacher

Undergraduate Degree: B.A.Biology, Rollins College

Graduate Degree: M.A. Counseling, GSU

At FCS since: 2016

Church Home: Lost Mountain Baptist

Favorite Bible Verse:

No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.
- I Cor. 10:13

What I enjoy most:

I believe every student is an individual creation of God: beautifully, wonderfully, and uniquely made; and that every student can succeed in reaching their fullest potential when they are given the support and are given the chance.

Courses: Biology, Physical Science

Foreign Language Department

Yelena Daniel

Yelena Daniel

Teacher

Undergraduate Degree: B.A.Modern Language and Culture, Kennesaw State University

Education Experience: Five years at FCS, Fourteen years total

Church Home: Fellowship Bible Church

Favorite Bible Verse: Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Matthew 28:19

What I enjoy most: I enjoy teaching my students about God's gift of language to enable them to use it to grow God's kingdom. It is very fulfilling to mentor my students in their Christian walk with the Lord using my subject to develop tolerance and love for other cultures around the world.

Courses: Spanish 1, Spanish 3 (H), Spanish 4 (H), AP Spanish

Faculty Sponsor: Junior Class, Spanish Honor Society, Fencing Club

Jordan Lyerly

Jordan Lyerly

Teacher, GO Program Coordinator

GO Program Coordinator

Undergraduate Degree:
B.S. Mathematics, Furman University

At FCS since:
2018

Which course(s) are you teaching this year?
Spanish 1, 2, and 3

Church Home
House Church @Dwell Apartments

Favorite Bible Verse Refrence
Galatians 5:1

Favorite Bible Verse Text
For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. Galatians 5:1

What do you enjoy most about working in Education?
I enjoy most the opportunities to influence the next generation to be passionate Christ-followers.

Fine Arts Department

Trip Hughes

Trip Hughes

Teacher

Undergraduate Degree: B.A. Psychology, Auburn University

At FCS Since: 2010

Church Home: Christ Covenant Presbyterian of Woodstock

Favorite Bible Verse: Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written: "For they sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter." Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us fro, the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:35-39

What I enjoy most: I enjoy building a relational ministry with the students that I teach, using a passion for fine arts as a vehicle for interaction. All of the world around us is inspired and given life by God. I attempt to show students, not only how that impacts how we approach art, but how we live our lives as part of God's creative handiwork.

Courses:Photography, AP Photography, Graphic Illustration, Film Production,

Faculty Sponsor: Senior Class, TREAD Director

Joanna Schuerman

Joanna Schuerman

Teacher

English Department Chair

Undergraduate Degree: B.S. in Secondary English Education, Kennesaw State University

Graduate Degree: Master of Arts in Secondary English Education, Piedmont College

At FCS Since: 2015

Church Home: First Baptist Alpharetta

Favorite Bible Verse: Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things. Philippians 4:8

What I enjoy most: I love challenging students to think critically and creatively. I also enjoy the interaction and mentoring that happens in my classroom every day.

Courses: Introduction to Literature, AP Language and Composition, Assists in HS Theatrical Production and Artisan Literature

Jennifer Tanksley

Jen Tanksley

Teacher

Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor of Fine Arts, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

At FCS since: 2016, 15 years total

Church Home: The Parish

Favorite Bible Verse: Psalm 40:1-3 I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit,out of the mud and mire;he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the Lord and put their trust in him.

What I enjoy most: I enjoy building relationships with my students and colleagues and helping to create an inspiring environment that is loving and challenging. I love supporting and igniting creativity. Everyday is an exciting experience for me in the studio.

Jeremy Wood

Jeremy Wood

Teacher

Undergraduate Degree: B.F.A. Music and Theater, Shorter College

Education Experience: Three years at FCS

Church Home: Northside Methodist

Favorite Bible Verse: Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death. Romans 8:1-2

What I enjoy most: Giving back - my teachers were golden! I returned to visit them, and now I am giving back - doing justice to them for what they did for me.

Courses: Dramatic Arts 1, Dramatic Arts 2, Stage Production, The Artisan Soul Bible Class

STEM Department

Hal Scripka

Hal Scripka

Director of STEM

Undergraduate Degree: B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering (BSAE)

Undergraduate Degree: M.S. in Engineering (MSE) and Education Specialist (EdS)

At FCS Since: 2015; I began as an educator in the Air Force, first as an instructor pilot and then as an Assistant Professor of Aeronautics at the Air Force Academy. The Lord called me into Christian School service in 2000, where I have held various administrative and teaching positions.

Professional Certifications: Certified airline transport pilot.

Church Home: Watermark Church

Favorite Bible Verse: Genesis 1:3-5 And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. God called the light "day" and the darkness he called "night". And there was evening, and there was morning - the first day.

What I enjoy most: Sharing and learning alongside students about the wonder, mystery, and beauty of creation. Exploring new technologies that bring glory to God. Helping students discover that the universe points to a creator and contains many attributes that define His character.


Drew Lawes

Drew Lawes

Teacher
Undergraduate Degree:
BS Mechanical Engineering - Georgia Institute of Technology

Graduate Degree:
MDiv - The Master's Seminary

At FCS since:
2016


Church Home :
Faith Community Church

Courses: Bible & STEM

Jack Boyd

Jack Boyd

Teacher

Undergraduate Degree:
Bachelors Degree, Electrical Engineering, Georgia Tech

Graduate Degree:
Masters Degree, Electrical Engineering, Georgia Tech

At FCS since:
2018

Which course(s) are you teaching this year?
CAD 1, Rapid Prototyping, CompTIA A+ Industry Certification

Church Home
Stonecreek Church

Favorite Bible Verse Text
Watch over your heart with all diligence, For from it flow the springs of life. Proverbs 4:23

What do you enjoy most about working in Education?

I enjoy helping students explore and understand God's world through the lens of science and technology.

P.E. & Health

Curt Morrell

Curt Morrell

Teacher

Undergraduate Degree: B.S. Health and Physical Education, Kennesaw State University

Education Experience: 2015

Church Home: North Point Community Church

Favorite Bible Verse: I enjoy teaching and working with young people because it gives me the opportunity to get to know the students and be a positive inflience in their lives.

Courses: Physical Education

Student Support

Edison Program

Counseling Department 

Social & Emotional Counseling

Additional Faculty

Director of Missions

Phillip Bullington

Teacher

Director of Missions

Undergraduate Degree: B.M. Music Theory and Composition, Ouachita Baptist University

Graduate Degree: M.Mus. Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

At FCS Since: 2004

Church Home: First Baptist Church Roswell

Favorite Bible Verse: He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with you God. Micah 6:8

What I enjoy most: Personal interaction with the students is what I enjoy most about teaching. All of my life, I have been a Minister of Music and Youth at heart, and I enjoy the privilege of serving the Fellowship Christian School family in and out of the classroom.

Courses: 10th Grade Bible

Faculty Sponsor: Dominican Republic Mission Trip

Sub Coordinator

Tripp Durden

Substitute Coordinator

Substitute Coordinator


Undergraduate Degree:
BS in History, Point University

At FCS since:
2018

Church Home
Burnt Hickory Church Of Christ

Favorite Bible Verse Text
I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:14

What do you enjoy most about working in Education?
I love having the oppurtunity to make a positive impression on future generationses

Which Team do you coach?
Football- Outside Linebackers
Lacrosse- Defense

Coaching Philosophy:
I believe that sports can be used as tools to teach kids lessons about life. I try to relate everything we do on the field to real world circumstances in order to better prepare my players for their lives after sports.