Degrees and Certifications:
I am so grateful to be a part of the New Albany family! This marks my 7th year of teaching in New Albany and my 12th year overall as an educator. I am blessed to be married to Katie Dugal for the past 13 years, who is a 4th grade Math/Science/Social Studies Teacher at NAIS. We have two boys, Camden (5) & Austin (3), who will one day be New Albany Eagles. In addition to teaching 6th grade math, I also lead the Math Counts program at the Intermediate School & am one of the Intermediate School's data coaches.
In addition to teaching 6th grade math at the Intermidate School, I am the 7th grade Head Football Coach for New Albany Middle School. I am an avid sports fanatic and at my previous locations, I coached middle school football and basketball as well as high school baseball. I believe strongly that there are many overlaps between academics and athletics and instilling a growth mindset for both myself and for my students is a core value of my educational philosophy.
I received my Bachelors Degree from The Ohio State University in Business Education. Additionally, I completed a Bachelors plus program for Middle Grades Math & Science from Ashland University and a Gifted graduate program from Duke University. Finally, I received my Masters of Education from The Ohio State University in Educational Administration.
I am certified in Business Education (Grades 4-12), Middle School Math (Grades 4-9), Middle School Science (Grades 4-9), Gifted Education (Grades K-12), and Educational Administration (Grades K-12).