I have been teaching Industrial Technology at Horizon since 2013. I have the opportunity to teach all of the sixth and seventh graders. Once students reach eighth grade they have the opportunity to choose their elective classes.
I graduated from UNK with a degree in Industrial Distribution in 2012. After a year of working in the industry I began my transitional teaching degree in Industrial Technology. After a two year program I was awarded my teaching certificate and attained my Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction a year later.
When not in the classroom I spend my after school hours coaching football at Kearney High and track and field here at Horizon. My hobbies include hunting and fishing along with spending time with my wife and two daughters. Looking forward to seeing everyone at the start of the school year!
Students will work through five units including, Technology, Communication, Construction, Energy & Transportation, and Manufacturing. During each of the units we will complete some problem solving challenges that really allow the students to use their imagination to complete the task at hand.
We are a class based on modules which will run seven class periods to complete. The modules include Pen Making, CO2 cars, Rockets, Robotics, Engineering, Electronics/3d Printing, and a small wood working project. Students will only have enough time to complete five modules of their choosing.
8th Grade Production Woods
This is a traditional wood working class. Students are required to get a parent consent form signed and must pass all of their safety tests in order to operate any equipment. We focus on using the miter saw, table saw, bandsaw, and drill press in a professional and safe manor. Students are required to pay a $30 material cost at the beginning of the class in order to make and keep all of their projects.
8th Grade Industrial Technology
Our 8th grade I-tech course is an extension of many of the modules that students did in 7th grade. We begin with balsa bridges, advanced rockets, balsa Co2 cars, and then begin to make projects in the shop. Students are required to get a parent consent form signed and must pass all of their safety tests in order to operate any equipment. There is also a $30 material cost in order to take this class as well.
***if your child qualifies for free or reduced lunch they can fill out a fee waiver form and will not be charged***