I am the tenth child born into a family of twelve. My Irish- Canadian parents , Samuel and Mary Ellen, made me what I have become. As a youth, I was a gifted athlete and excelled in ice hockey, baseball, football, and golf. Due to this athletic background, as an educator, I extol virtues such as practice, effort, determination, excellence, teamwork , and grit in the classroom. I demand the same from myself. In short, I come to play. In conclusion, I am blessed in receiving the opportunity to teach in the land of the Pharaohs, the Pyramids, and the mighty Nile. I look forward to the challenge. It should be a blast.