About

I believe that educators make a difference and that
kids are worth it.

This inherent belief has fueled me from when I was a student to when I was learning how to make it in this world as an adult.

You know that feeling you have when you’re sitting at a job and you daydream to yourself all about how great it would be to one day be in a different career? In your dream career? Yea, that was me, only I was actively plotting my way into my dream job while actively working at this particular old job.

For me, as a human, kids, education and a hope for a better future has always meant the world to me.

Before I began teaching (which was in 2016)...

I was, and still am, a soldier in the Texas Army National Guard

I worked for a few years as an AutoCAD drafter for oil, rail and civil engineering firms

I obtained my B.A. in Communication with a focus on technology and web design

I co-founded a small business named Braver Studios that was a full service web design and marketing agency

I suffered a major setback when I broke my femur in a bad 4-wheeler accident just 2 weeks before beginning my career as an educator

I have always loved kids- they are quirky, smart, full of joy and worthy of much love.

As you can tell so far (I hope you’ve read this much!) I have also always done many different things in my short life but have been persistent in finding my true passion. Despite my various options and career paths as a young man, by the time I caved and made the decision to jump into becoming a teacher (my TRUE passion), I had already made it too far in my undergrad degree to change majors. That couldn’t have phased me less. I was determined to get there.

Determination

noun | de·ter·mi·na·tion |
\di-ˌtər-mə-ˈnā-shən\

A firm or fixed intention to achieve a desired end. Fierce determination to succeed

- via Merriam-Webster

Around April 2015 I plunged into an Alternative Certification program in Dallas and sped my way through, eager to become an educator. After my fall 2015 graduation from The University of Texas at Arlington, I excitedly accepted a position as a Resource Teacher in a SPED department to begin in January of 2016. One day before the new year, and a couple weeks before I began my career in education, I broke my leg and had to accept that I was not fit for work. As devastated as I was, this did not stop me but only fueled me to want to teach even more. I recently completed my first year teaching with a class of 23 Kindergarteners. What a blessing it was!

Every day I am alive, I give thanks for the breath in my lungs and my passion to work with kids. I do not take anything for granted and I live my life, and pursue my calling, as a challenge to leave an impact and inspire others to do the same.

I may be entering my second year teaching but I feel like duration, time and other silly things like that do not matter. I am an educator on fire and intend to stay this way. Kids will always be my number one priority and my hope is that I can help to inspire you in some way through this blog and the things I build.