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This is my 16th year in education. I received both my Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree from Montana State University, Bozeman. I began my teaching career in Salt Lake City, Utah teaching four years in a kindergarten classroom, followed by four years in a sixth-grade classroom. In 2010, my family and I returned to Montana where I taught fourth and fifth grade at a local rural K-8 school.
Upon completion of my Educational Leadership Degree, I served Gallatin County for three years as the County Superintendent of Schools. In 2017, I began working as the Elementary Principal of Monforton where I have had the pleasure of working with the Monforton students, staff, and community.
Greetings Monforton families,
This is my fourteenth year in public education. I have had the privilege of spending the vast majority of that time at the middle school level in alternative and traditional settings both domestically and abroad.
My wife, Colleen McMilin, and I had the opportunity to move back to Montana in 2015 after spending three years in Auckland, New Zealand and we are overjoyed to be back in our home state. Colleen is a professor of dietetics and nutrition at MSU and researches allergies in kids. When we are not in Bozeman we enjoy traveling the world, meeting new people, and eating local food.
Monforton Middle School is committed to creating opportunities that empower students. Our students continually grow through productive struggle as they navigate the learning journey that will culminate with them being the innovators and problem solvers of the future.
This is my 21st year in education. I received two undergraduate degrees from Montana State University in Secondary Education-Social Studies Broadfield and Psychology. I began my teaching career in Opheim, MT, where I worked for four years serving as the 7-12 Social Studies Teacher and Activities Director, also coaching basketball and track. I moved to Harrison, MT after that and taught Social Studies for one year. I spent the next two years as K-12 Principal and transitioned to serving as Superintendent for the next six years. During this time, I earned my Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Montana State University. Over the course of my tenure in Harrison, I also served in roles as the Activities Director and coached track, basketball, and cross country.
I started working at Monforton in 2012 as superintendent and have been overjoyed by the quality of staff here, the participation of the parents, and the support of the community. Monforton is truly a special place to work!