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    Classes:  Honors Introduction to Engineering Design; Honors Principles of Engineering; Honors Electrical and Computer Engineering ( AP-CSP), AP Physics C Mechanics; AP Physics C Electricity and Magnetism; Software Development 1 (AP-CSP) and Physics

    TEACHING PROFICIENCY: Demonstrate expertise in the practical aspects and applications of physics and engineering, having led worldwide corporate design engineering and large engineering projects. Experienced in working with secondary schools; educating and introducing them to the fields of engineering and physics focusing on instruction through modeling. Responsible for introducing, developing, and implementing both the Physics and Engineering program, in my former school district.

    PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES: Highly accomplished, well-traveled, and versatile program manager, with focused expertise in the engineering field. Persistent and dedicated in working from ground up to become a corporate executive with the end goal of fulfilling the passion for teaching. Well-exposed to various cultures, having lived abroad in 4 continents over 10 years and traveled to 6; with rich and authentic real-world experiences to share to the young generation.


    • 2016 Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction, Washington DC
    • 2016 STEM Teacher Leadership Mentor, ASTA
    • 2015 Presidential Distinguished Teacher, US Dept of Education
    • 2010 Noyce Scholarship Recipient, National Science Foundation
    • 2010 Teaching Grant Recipient, US Dept of Education


    Master of Education focus Secondary STEM Education: Aug 2011
    Arizona State University ▪ Tempe, AZ

    Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Minor in Economics: 1999
    Purdue University ▪ West Lafayette, IN


    Arizona Teachers Secondary Education Certifications
    Physics / Engineering / Cooperative Education / Industrial and Emerging Technology (CTE)

    • Advance Placement (AP) in Physics C: Mechanics & Electromagnetism and Computer Science Principles
    • Project Lead the Way: Introduction to Engineering Design (IED), Principles of Engineering (POE), AP Computer Software Engineering (CSE), Engineering Design and Development (EDD)
    • Dual Enrollment Faculty Member: Embry Riddle Aeronautical University

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    School phone number  and extension

    480.279.8000 ext 8062

    Office hours:

    M/W 2:15-3pm ; TR B Lunch