BA, Liberal Studies
I have been a 6th grade teacher for over 10 years. My areas of greatest experience are Earth Science and Ancient Civilizations. During my time as a 6th grade teacher, I have prided myself on becoming a highly qualified teacher seeking new ways to grow in my profession. Additionally, I find every way to be actively involved in the spirit of my campus. I have been involved as a Student Council Advisor, Athletic Director, Site Council Member, and a coach. Additionally I’ve helped in organizing school festivals, rallies, dances, charity fundraisers, and many other activities. I am excited to bring my experience and passion for teaching middle school to the CUSD community. 6th grade students are my people, and I’m truly honored to move with them to the junior high.
I get to share my experiences in Chico Unified with my wife, Tamara Willard, who is a teacher at Little Chico Creek. Being teachers in Chico Unified has been a career goal of ours. I have a preschool-aged son and a daughter in kindergarten at Little Chico Creek. My two children keep my evenings busy. Whether it’s chasing each other around the house and building forts, or doing homework and reading, I love being a husband and father. In my spare time, I enjoy working out at In-Motion, working around my house, and watching football.