Where are you from?
Texas, in the good old U.S. of A.
If you would recommend one place for a tourist to visit in your country, where would that be?
New Orleans, Louisiana. It has amazing culture and landmarks, and the food is fantastic. That or the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C.When you have one day off at home, how would you spend it? Generally reading or playing video games, if I can find some decent media.
How would you describe Lund in three words?
Collegiate, friendly, and familiar.
How would you describe Sweden in one word?
What is your role at the IESL?
I am currently a math teacher for year 8s at IES Lund.
What made you decide to join IESL?
The principal, Mr. Olsson is an amazing administrator and sold me almost immediately on working for IES in Lund.
What did you do before you started at IESL?
I taught in Texas. My first year, I taught English to 12th-graders. My second, I taught higher level Algebra. My third, I taught Drama and Calculus.
Where are you in three years time?
My wife and I hope to stay in Sweden after getting renewed contracts and have kids here.
Give three good advices to your students
1. Only punch up. You never improve if you don’t challenge things that are stronger than you.
2. Always leave it better than you found it.
3. Don’t let fear keep you from being exceptional.
Name 3 things you find best about Sweden
1. Public transport.
2. Lovely weather.
3. Quality people.
Who is the most famous person you have met?
I have met four U.S. Presidents, but my students probably think Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson is more famous, and have met him.