I am originally from Queens, but have lived in a few different parts of New York State. I attended SUNY Plattsburgh, where I majored in psychology. After earning my Bachelor's Degree, I stayed in Plattsburgh and enrolled in the school psychology graduate program. Following my coursework, I completed my internship in the Plattsburgh City School District, working in 2 elementary schools, a middle school, and a high school.
After leaving Plattsburgh, I moved to Auburn (near Syracuse) and worked in the Moravia Central School District. While in Moravia, I served as the school psychologist for the middle school and the high school.
In 2004, I moved to the Mid-Hudson Valley; however, this was not my first time here. During college and graduate school, I spent parts of many summers working in Ulster County at a camp for children with various disabilities. After working at Violet Avenue School and Netherwood Elementary School during the 2004-2005 school year, I moved to FDR High School. I have been at FDR since September 2005.
I hold New York State certification as a school psychologist. I am a member of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and the New York Association of School Psychologists (NYASP). I serve on the board of NYASP, as the chapter representative for Dutchess, Ulster, Orange, Sullivan, and Greene counties. I am also a New York State Certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and a past ambulance captain for the Roosevelt Fire District.
I live in Hyde Park with my wife (a special education teacher at Haviland Middle School) and our 3 children.