“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

— Nelson Mandela


I am currently a Superintendent of a small, rural and high-poverty public school district in downstate Illinois.  Not only do I feel humbled by the amount of positive change I can effect by my platform, I have a deep-seated passion for providing equity, especially to those who need it most.  My professional interests include technology and all forms of innovation in public education aimed at disrupting barriers to equity.  I also feel passionately about serving as a good steward for the environment.  My other passions include reading on just about every subject, but I especially enjoy science fiction.