Central Lyon Alternative Setting
In Iowa, alternative education is a perspective not a procedure or a program. It is based upon a belief that there are many ways to become educated, as well as many types of environments and structures within which this may occur.
~Iowa Department of Education
Welcome to my web page! I have been teaching at Central Lyon since 1998, the same year that we moved into the new high school building. Our three children are Central Lyon alumni.
I previously taught at an alternative school in Sioux Falls and business education for our neighboring district G-LR. Business and technology education were my areas at Central Lyon from 1998 until 2014, when I returned to my educational roots and passion of alternative education. In 2014 Central Lyon began a comprehensive effort to re-engage students with the introduction of CLAS (Central Lyon Alternative Setting). We offer individualized paths to graduation utilizing online classes for credit recovery, grade-monitoring, mentoring, and goal-setting. I continue as web manager and teach a one semester web page class. I'm also available to help my co-workers when they run into problems building their school web pages.
"Prepare the child for the road, not the road for the child."
Folk Wisdom (origin unknown)