Family — ShaRee and I have 9 children. We run a full-time circus with free admission. ShaRee is the most incredible ringmaster you’ll ever meet.
Hobbies — We like doing activities that involve sports, games, competitions, singing and working. We love traveling as a family to the Oregon Coast.
Education — Masters in Business Administration from Idaho State University, B.S. in Business Management from BYU (Magna Cum Laude)
Why Teaching? — I really want to get into peoples’ lives. I really want to help them change. It took me about 15 years into my human resources and political career to realize that there was no better place for me to be than in the classroom in order to accomplish my goals.
Personal Passion — I spent years studying and preparing lectures on the Constitution. After coming to AHS and watching the patriotic program I was thrilled to find that nearly every famous quote from the Founding Fathers in the production was a staple quote in one of my presentations. That was a fun tender mercy for me.
What have you learned at AHS? — This may not be particular to AHS, but I have learned that teaching is an incredibly demanding career. You put it all on the line. You give every last ounce of effort and time and passion and, then you smile and love and listen when things don’t work out exactly how you were hoping they would. I’ve learned that students are people and that people aren’t perfect. I’ve also learned that teachers aren’t perfect and they are people too.
Legacy — I hope to someday figure out how to reach a wide array of students in a way that transcends grades and traditional classroom learning. I hope to model and to inspire a true love of learning based on the godly pursuit of learning and becoming more for the sake of enjoying and appreciating all God has to offer us.
“There’s nothing quite as beautiful as a student who wants to learn. A student who soaks up life and truth is a precious and beautiful gift to everyone around him or her – and especially to his or her teacher.”
— Mr. Hymas