Driven by a strong desire to bring my 15 years of experience as a professional engineer into the classroom I constantly strive to learn about each of my students in order to make my lessons relevant to them and instill in them a desire to learn and a high value of a good education. I firmly believe that all students can learn whatever they are required to learn and that it is my job to meet them where they are and to build upon their prior knowledge by being a facilitator of advancing their knowledge and mastery in the particular subject area. In addition to teaching the required state curriculum standards with fidelity, I seek out ways to make math “fun” and try to incorporate them into my lessons as much as feasible. Lastly, my goal for my students as they leave my classroom is that they would feel empowered and motivated to the point that they believe that they can do whatever they set their minds to do. From 1984 – 1989 I attended and The City College of New York (CUNY) New York, NY where I earned a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering Degree. Following that, from 1991 – 1992 I attended Baruch College (CUNY) New York, NY for postgraduate studies in Business Administration. Then, from 2010 – 2012 I attended Western Governors University Salt Lake City, UT, where I earned [online] a Master of Arts Degree in Mathematics Education (5-12).