Lakeside is the third stop in my teaching ministry. I was assigned out of Dr. Martin Luther College in 1979 to a small two room school in Hoskins, Nebraska. I served there for five years as the Principal, upper grades teacher, and believe it or not, Senior Choir Director. While there I had the unique experience of teaching a one-room school for half a year. From there I accepted a call to San Jose to serve as Vice-Principal, Athletic Director, and 7th grade teacher in a school of about 200. Five years later I became the Principal and served in that capacity for 5 years before accepting my present call to Lakeside. Those ten years provided a wonderful opportunity to serve in a mission field and work with people from diverse cultures and religious backgrounds.
God in his goodness is allowing me to begin my 21st year at Lakeside. This year I will be teaching Biology and Math. My extra curricular duties include being the Head Varsity Football Coach, Varsity Assistant Boys Basketball Coach, and I love driving bus for sporting events. So that totals up to 36 years of God’s grace and blessings associated with full time service in his church.
My better half, Rebecca, has been with me every step of the way and God has blessed us with 3 wonderful kids, all Lakeside grads, and 7 grandchildren.