Bill is a licensed Secondary Math Teacher who has taught at every level from 7th grade through community college. He was a classroom teacher for over 30 years in a combination of both Indiana and California. He has taught every secondary math class from 7th Grade Math to Calculus. Bill has been a Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science State Finalist in both California and Indiana. After retiring from classroom teaching, he was the Secondary Math Specialist at the Indiana Department of Education and then a Regional Director for the Indiana GEAR UP Grant at Purdue University before joining the INcompassing Education team in 2021.
Bill earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Computer Science at Butler University along with his teaching certification. He worked on his graduate studies in Secondary Mathematics Education at both California State University and Ball State University. Bill received a Fulbright Memorial Fund Scholarship to study the education system in Japan during the summer of 2001 and a second Fulbright Scholarship to study the education system in Brazil during the summer of 2010. In 2019 he worked with U.S. Embassy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan both in-person and online to give S.T.E.M Professional Development to Central Asian Teachers.
Bill has dedicated his entire career to teaching math and improving mathematics education. He regularly gives both Math and S.T.E.M. professional development all over Indiana. He has worked with all the Indiana Education Service Centers to help teachers understand the Indiana Mathematics Standards and giving professional development for best educational practices for teaching secondary math. He has developed and promotes parental, community, and technology involvement to improve student’s understanding and abilities in math. He has created curriculum maps, worked with administrators to understand and identify good teaching practices for the Mathematics Process Standards, and helped math departments create plans for standardizing math courses when multiple teachers are teaching the same course. He enjoys working with others to make mathematics education fun, exciting, and enjoyable not having the negative connotation it usually receives.