A soon to graduate, participant in Eastern Michigan University's Educational Leadership Master's degree program. An innovative and data driven educator with mastery of research based, student centered instructional methods; including but not limited to: efficient and thorough formative assessment of reading, writing, and critical thinking skills, authentic assessment in problem based learning environment, blended curriculum and technology leveraged instruction, and 21st Century Teaching and Learning. Kirk is in his 15th year of teaching. He was honored to be selected as Teacher of the Year for Northwest Allen County Schools in 2007. He also received BSeD from the University of Georgia and was a member of Kappa Delta Epsilon Educational Honor Society.