I go by Bernie. I have been married since 1986, and have three wonderful boys: my oldest is an emergency room pharmacist; middle is a mechanical engineer; and my youngest is studying for his RN degree, working part time in our local emergency room.
I began teaching in 2001 at Sebastian Middle School. I am in my fourth career. I chose teaching since I enjoyed coaching baseball in little league after high school; and coaching basketball for our YMCA. I was tasked with teaching parents and players good sportsmanship skills. Since I had a finance background, becoming a math teacher was the logical choice to pursue.
After being selected as a fellow, my principal asked I move into our Steam/ICT department. My goal is to learn how slope standards are used at our local Grumman facility to help motivate our middle school students. I want my students to get excited for learning math and science to prepare for a position after their high school graduation.