What will you be doing in your new role at the De La Salle?
I teach mathematics alongside some incredible individuals that once taught the same subjects to me. The students I teach range from grades 8 - 12. I also coach U12 soccer, U14 Swim, and lead the Duke of Edinburgh club.
What was it about the College that made you want to work here?
Some of the individuals responsible for helping to form the person I am today were educators at Del. In fact, it was in Biology class that Peter Vlahovic was the first person to tell me that I should consider education as a vocation (he doesn’t remember this). When I began my journey in educational studies, I knew I could have a significant impact on students here, the same way these individuals had on me. That’s the thing about Del, the community is so significant to all students, parents, educators, and staff at the school. Because of that, I think everyone is drawn back at some point.
What are you looking most forward to about working at De La Salle?
At first, I was looking forward to coming back and working with the people that I’ve mentioned were super influential in my life. However, there are also some really exciting changes at Del with the schedule and campus that I’m looking forward to seeing the results of.
How will your work fulfill the College’s mission and vision as a Catholic Educational institution in the tradition of St. John Baptist de La Salle?
When I think about this question, I come back to the motto that every Del student knows, “Enter to Learn, Leave to Serve.” I can think of no better way to serve the community than to come back to the school and instill the same virtues and values in students that I had instilled in me in my time here.
What's a fun fact about you many people may not know?
I loved taking the Woodbridge bus home from school solely because of Ricci's Pizza at the bus stop.