I was born on Fort Riley in Kansas, but have lived in Nebraska for most of my life. I went to Arnold Elementary, Goodrich Middle School, and graduated from Lincoln High in 1993. My wife Aly and I have a daughter, Owynn, and a son, Ezra. In my free time, I enjoy walking, biking, reading, singing, playing guitar, writing songs, and any kind of performing. I am pretty involved with local theatre. I am proud to work for Lincoln Public Schools, and excited to continue to learn and grow at Roper Elementary School!
I graduated from UNL with my Elementary Teacing Certificate in May of 2000. I taught at Roper from August of 2000 until the 2015-16 School year, and served as the Instructional Technology Coach at Prescott and Hill Elementary School for the 2016-2017 school year. I graduated in December of 2011 with a masters' degree in educational administration from UNL and a I hold a Nebraska Administrative Certificate. In the spring of 2017, my family and I made a move to Sutton, Nebraska, where I served as the Elementary Principal and District Special Education Director for Sutton Public Schools. During my time in Sutton, I completed course work to add an endorsement in special education to my Nebraska Administrative Certificate. I am currently attending classes at Doane University to earn a degree and Certification as an Educational Specialist (Graduating December of 2022!!), and will follow that with completion of the Doane Doctorate in Education program to become the first Dr. Carlson in my family!