• Welcome to BV West. I am currently in my 24th year of teaching and my 12th year at West. I have taught all levels from 9-12, ACT/SAT prep, Creative Writing, and Reading Lab. Besides teaching, I enjoy coaching golf and watching most sports. I graduated from the University of Kansas with a master's in curriculum and instruction. I have Advanced Placement Training from Northwestern University and Avila College. My hobbies include anything with sports - my favorites being basketball, golf, and tennis, but I enjoy watching football. I also enjoy landscaping, traveling, and cooking. This looks to be a challenging and exciting year. Let me know if I can help you with anything.
  •  Currently reading: Death of Santini by Pat Conroy
     Favorite author: Douglas Coupland, Pat Conroy, and David Sedaris
     Favorite book: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
     Current Favorite Music: Fitz and the Tantrums, The Black Keys, Maroon 5
     Favorite Rainy Day music: Ella Fitzgerald or Charlie Parker
     Current Favorite TV Show:  The Blacklist, Modern Family, The Americans, and Dr. Who
     Favorite Movie of all time: Hoosiers or Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window
     Favorite places to visit: Las Vegas, Hawaii, and Lawrence, KS.
     Favorite place I'd like to go back to: Switzerland
     Favorite sports teams: KU, Dallas Cowboys, Kansas City Royals, New York Yankees
     Favorite store: Crate and Barrel, Starbuck's, Kansas Sampler, and Trader Joe's
     
    If I could recommend one book to students(besides To Kill a Mockingbird), I would recommend Tell No One by Harlan Coben.