About supporting this crazy dream!

Please allow me to introduce myself:

I grew up on a little dairy farm in Wisconsin. After high school, I left the farm and became a veteran, and now I am married to a Presbyterian pastor and we have three kids. After college, I started teaching in a little charter school in Minneapolis, teaching middle school science.

Changing education for the better is my core mission. There is so much potential for positive change that I have been dreaming about a future where joyful learning has replaced beat-down compliance. This had lead to me creating Innovative Arts class and using maker education to teach students about important personal, mental, and academic issues.

This is a personal mission: I am building the class that my own twin boys will start in 2023. I am glad you found my site, hope that you found it useful. I am working on this every night, weekend, and break!

Someday, I hope to have a community of supporters

Starting Innovative Arts is going to take a long time. It has been difficult to create a class where students learn how to think for themselves and develop their skills. Difficult in ways that are hard to explain. For now, I need time to develop resources, figure out what works with students, and refine my curriculum.

Support is certainly welcome

If you want to support this crazy dream, please use the link below. You can connect with me directly on this twitter account, private Facebook group, or YouTube channel. Feel free to connect!

Puzzle Shift Create is not affiliated with Pine Island Schools.