It is my goal to foster critical thinking and problem solving capabiliities and to facilitate the acquistion of lifelong learning skills. I believe it is integral for students to recognize that their education has real life relevance and that everyone has the capacity to learn. It is important that my students recognize that they are not only members of our immediate learning community, but also future local, regional, and global participants who have the potential for improving humanity. It is a privelge to help students pursue their dreams! I look forward to a wonderful year!